Episodes about "places and buildings"

The Carmelites of Port Tobacco

The Carmelites of Port Tobacco

In 1790 four Carmelite nuns established a monastery at Port Tobacco, Maryland, making it the first women’s religious community in the new United States

Wizard Clip

Wizard Clip

After the death of a stranger, manifestations of demonic possession required an exorcism by Fr. Prince Gallitzin in a place known as Wizard Clip.

El Santuario de Chimayo

El Santuario de Chimayo

El Santuario de Chimayo in northern New Mexico is the largest pilgrimage site in the U.S. Many miracles are attributed to the holy dirt found on the site.

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.