Art Beauty that saves

The Basilica is committed to the Arts - to move, inspire, and transform individuals and communities through excellence in the arts and creative practices.

The Basilica’s Collections

Painted on canvas and panels, carved in stone and wood our art collection spans five centuries and crosses several continents. Together, these works of art tell the story of our faith community yesterday and today and inspires tomorrow.

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Our Lady of Africa

The feast of Our Lady of Africa is celebrated on April 30.

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Our Lady of Ethiopia

Our Lady of Ethiopia was painted on wood by Yilma Woldemdhine in 1990.

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Our Lady of Guadalupe

On December 9, 1531 Juan Diego had the first or four visions of a young Aztec princess who appered to him on the Tepeyac Hill outside of Mexico City.

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Our Lady of La’Vang

Our Lady of La’Vang is the Patroness of Vietnam and all Vietnamese people. Her feast day is November 22.

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Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception

The statue of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception was dedicated on March 26, 1876 in the Church of the Immaculate Conception.

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Perfect, Without Limit

Perfect, Without Limit, 2017. Kelly Kruse | acrylic ink, texture paste, silver foil and gold foil on watercolor paper

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Pity of War

Pity of War is intended to honor the millions of nameless, voiceless, and forgotten victims of war and human atrocities whose lives were upended against their will.

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Sacred Heart of Jesus

Our marble statue of the Sacred Heart was obtained from the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, MN.

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Shrine of St. Anthony

St. Anthony, patron saint of finding things and lost people.

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