St. Mary Basilica Archives
Natchez, Mississippi

Welcome to St. Mary Basilica Archives

The struggles and sacrifices of our ancestors in the faith, who have given to us a heritage not only of material buildings but of a tradition of faith and zeal, should be to us a source of inspiration urging us to carry on, that we too may do our part in building up the Kingdom of Christ.


Cradle Days of St. Mary's at Natchez
(1941)
Most Rev. Richard O. Gerow
Seventh Bishop of Natchez

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Historic Natchez Foundation Mary Postlethwaite History Award
St. Mary Basilica Archives Honored

New Additions to the Archives website

All Souls Day Cemetery Procession 2013

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The Sacred Heart Brothers were founded near Lyon, France, in 1821 by Father Coindre to care for homeless or abandoned boys. The first brothers arrived in the United States at Mobile in 1847… Read more

One-Hundred Year History Celebration

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Shortly after year 1900, Italian immigrants moved to Adams county (around St. Catherine Creek). Father Patrick Hayden (1891 - 1921) took an interest in them and helped them establish… Read more