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 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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Shrine of St. Joseph

The statue of St. Joseph in this chapel is shown holding a flowering staff.

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Shrine of St. Thérèse of Lisieux

St. Thérèse of Lisieux, also know as The Little Flower, is depicted in her Carmelite habit gazing upon the crucifix while holding roses.

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St. Anne, Mother of Mary

Though not mentioned in the Scriptures, the parents of Mary (Joachim and Anna) were written about in early Christian writings and a devotion to them evolved quickly, especially in the East.

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