What could very well be the most beautiful basilica in the US, other than the National Shrine in DC (if you don't mind that blond Jesus behind the alter), St. Hyacinth Basilica leaves one (at least me, anyway) spellbound. From the ornate engravings on its large bronze doors depicting the history of the basilica, to the bronze statues outside of Jesus Christ (with Sacred Heart) and John Paul II, the magnificent alter and inner dome, the building inside and out shows its Roman and Polish influences. Here are my photos that cannot possibly do it justice.
|Looking up from the pews|
|Some objected to the "modern art" style of this statue, but I think it grows on you.|