Basilica of the National Shrine of St. Ann facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsBasilica of the
National Shrine of St. Ann
|Location||1233 St. Ann St.
|Dedicated||April 2, 1929|
|Functional status||Minor Basilica/National shrine|
|Architectural type||Romanesque Revival|
The first temporary chapel on this site, founded by the Passionist order as a monastery church, was erected in 1902; the present building was dedicated on April 2, 1929. The church was declared a minor basilica by Pope John Paul II on October 27, 1997. The basilica is the site of an annual solemn novena in honor of St. Ann, which draws thousands of pilgrims every year.
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