Episodes about "places and buildings"

The Land of the Cross-Tipped Churches

The Land of the Cross-Tipped Churches

In the 19th century, German Catholics immigrated to western Ohio where the Precious Blood fathers built many cross-tipped churches in a small area

The Baltimore Basilica

The Baltimore Basilica

When the Baltimore Basilica was built it was America’s first cathedral, and the result of hard work and grand planning by Archbishop John Carroll.

Shrines of St. Anne

Shrines of St. Anne

Shrines of St. Anne usually sprung up among French settlers, and are among the oldest Catholic establishments in the U.S., with dramatic stories.

Catholics at Gettysburg

Catholics at Gettysburg

Catholics, including the Daughters of Charity and St. Francis Xavier church were heavily involved in the Civil War battle of Gettysburg.

American Shrines to St. Thérèse of Lisieux

American Shrines to St. Thérèse of Lisieux

There are least three different shrines in the United States that claim to be the first dedicated to St. Thérèse of Lisieux, the Little Flower. Tom and Noëlle Crowe relate how the shrines in Rhode Island, Alaska, and Illinois came to be, their claims to be first, and what makes each unique.
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Holy Hill Basilica & Shrine

Holy Hill Basilica & Shrine

Rising above the flat landscape near Milwaukee, Wisconsin, rises Holy Hill and atop the hill stands a grand basilica dedicated to Our Lady Help of Christians.

Basilica of St. Louis, The King

Basilica of St. Louis, The King

The Old Cathedral of St. Louis was the first cathedral west of the Mississippi and was the only building spared when the Gateway to the West Arch was built.

St. Josaphat Basilica

St. Josaphat Basilica

At the beginning of the 20th century, Polish Catholics in Milwaukee planned to build a massive new church for their community. Tom and Noëlle Crowe tell us construction was set to begin when they discovered Chicago’s federal building was for sale. They just had to move it from one city to another.
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St. Mary’s, Galveston

St. Mary’s, Galveston

In 1900, the Cathedral of St. Mary’s, Galveston was the only Catholic church to survive the great hurricane which killed 20% of Galveston’s population.