Pelican Mosaic

Art

Beauty That Saves

From the very beginning we have relied on the arts to fulfil our Gospel Mission.

  • Art can give us a sense of peace.
  • Art can provide relief, shelter, and order in a world plagued with disorder.
  • Art can soothe our physical, mental, or spiritual distress.
  • Art can illumine our faith or tell the story of a saint.
  • Art has the ability to move our heart, inspire our soul and form our mind.
  • Art invites us to sing of the greatness of our God. 
  • And most importantly, art can enable a spiritual encounter.

At The Basilica we intentionally engage with the visual and acoustical arts as part of our Mission. 

  • Our permanent collection: Since the founding of our church we have acquired important works of art mostly through the generosity of parishioners and friends.
  • Blessed John XXIII Gallery: Established in 2000 this gallery hosts several sacred art exhibits each year.
  • Liturgical vessels: Comprising antique and contemporary examples our collection of sacred vessels continues to be used for the celebration of the liturgy. 
  • Liturgical textiles: Though including some antique vestments and paraments, most of our collection of liturgical textiles were commissoned from Phylis Lehmberg, a contemporary textile artist. 
  • The Basilica Saints: Like every church, The Basilica has Saints both in the church and throughout our campus. They speak to the times when The Basilica was built and they are part of our story today.
  • Concerts: The Basilica hosts about thirty concerts each year.
  • Artist-in-Residence: This program which was established in 1996 attracts artistic talent to The Basilica and gives artists the opportunity to present sacred art under the patronage of The Basilica.
    • The Rose Ensemble
    • Sinfonia
    • Composer-in-Residence, Donald Krubsack
    • The Basilica Brass Ensemble, directed by Dr. Don Krubsack

Upcoming Events

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Oct 17 to Dec 5
2021
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Geheimnis: SecretThe Art of Kelly Kruse Exhibit: October 2-December 5Reception: Sunday, December 5, 1:00pmJohn XXIII Gallery & Teresa of Calcutta Hall & Basilica ...
Oct 31
2021
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27th Annual Icon FestivalExhibit: October 31-November 21The Festival opens with a procession of Icons during the 9:30am and 11:30am Masses on Sunday, October 31. Icons dating from...
Oct 31 to Nov 21
2021
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27th Annual Icon FestivalExhibit: October 31-November 21Icons dating from the 17th century to contemporary time will be displayed in the sanctuary.   
Dia de los Muertos: Day of the Dead
Nov 1
2021
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Ofrendas will be built on two of the side altars in The Basilica. The Day of the Dead is celebrated throughout Mexico and around the world. The celebration focuses on gatherings of family and friends...
Dia de los Muertos: Day of the Dead
Nov 2
2021
Tuesday
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Ofrendas will be built on two of the side altars in The Basilica. The Day of the Dead is celebrated throughout Mexico and around the world. The celebration focuses on gatherings of family and friends...
Icon of hope
Nov 14
2021
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Icon of Hope - Panel DiscussionJoin us Sunday, November 14 at 1:00PM in Teresa of Calcutta Hall at the The Bascilica for a panel converation about our partnership with the Maronite Archeparchy of...