12 March 2015

New Basilica

I'm a little late to the party, but I recently learned that back in December, Pope Francis elevated Our Lady Immaculate in Guelph (which I wrote about here and here)to the status of minor basilica.

The elevation coincided with the completion of renovations to the church. The renovations don't look too bad, and could have been much worse, but, they seem to have left the church a little bland. I'll say more abot that another day. For now, congratulations on the elevation. It is a great honour.

Interesting fact: This is the third church designed by architect Joseph Connolly to be designated a basilica. The others are St Peter's Cathedral Basilica in London Ontario, and St Paul's Basilica in Toronto. I wonder if that's a record for an architect.

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