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Basilica of the
National Shrine of St. Ann
Basilica of the National Shrine of St. Ann is located in Pennsylvania
Basilica of the National Shrine of St. Ann
Location in Pennsylvania
41°24′8.67″N 75°41′29.43″W / 41.4024083°N 75.6915083°W / 41.4024083; -75.6915083
Location 1233 St. Ann St.
Scranton, Pennsylvania
Country United States
Denomination Catholic Church
History
Founder(s) Passionists
Dedicated April 2, 1929
Architecture
Functional status Minor Basilica/National shrine
Architectural type Romanesque Revival
Groundbreaking 1927
Completed 1929
Administration
Diocese Scranton

The Basilica of the National Shrine of St. Ann is a Minor Basilica and National Shrine of the Catholic Church located in Scranton, Pennsylvania within the Diocese of Scranton.

Description

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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