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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Sistine Chapel Trilogy Books

An over-sized three-volume set of books featuring ultra-high-end resolution digital photography of the artwork of the Sistine Chapel, from the Vatican Museums.


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.


St. John Vianney

Father Jean-Baptiste-Marie Vianney (1786-1859), also known as the Curé of Ars is the patron saint of priests.



Our vestments represent the best design qualities Roman Catholic worship is known for.


The Saint John’s Bible Heritage Edition

The Saint John’s Bible Heritage Edition Donald Jackson, ©2002 The Saint John’s Bible, Saint John’s University,Collegeville, Minnesota, USA. Used with…



Theotokos derives from the Greek terms: Theos / ‘God’; and tiktein / ‘to give birth’. Mary is the Theotokos, the one who gave birth to God.


William Frank

Via Dolorosa is an installation of prints created for the chapel of Saint Louis University Hospital.