Monday, August 15, 2011

ATLANTApix: The Basilica of The Sacred Heart of Jesus

The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
One of the benefits of being in the Bible Belt is the beautiful architecture of so many churches...unique, each and every one. 

The Basilica of The Sacred Heart of Jesus (photo) is no exception to that rule. However, it does have one rare quality most other churches do not. It's located in downtown Atlanta, the heart of the whole of the South.

Founded in 1880, this particular church holds a number of distinctions, including: being entered into the National Register of Historic Places in 1976, a visit by Mother Teresa of Calcutta in 1995, and being elevated to the dignity of minor basilica by His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI in 2010.

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2 comments:

Terry said...

I've never seen inside. Any pictures?

Travis S. Taylor said...

Hi Terry! I have not been inside either and did not see anything about tours on their website. Maybe a next year's Phoenix Files...