Photos From The Archives

All Souls Day Procession

It all started in 1861 as the Civil War was beginning, Bishop Elder realized that Plot 1, was filling up… Read more

The Basilica's Statuary

In his diary, Bishop Janssens under date of February 25, 1882 we read “Placed in their niches… View slideshow

The Maria Alexandrina

Bishop Chanche was able to obtain from a benefactor in Rome, Italy the beautiful bell… View slideshow

Restoration Of The Crucifix

Restoration of the Crucifix, by Will Kolstad artist and restoration expert with Conrad Schmitt Studios View slideshow

D'Evereaux Hall

When, finally, the horrors of war ceased, and peace returned to our country, Bishop Elder… View slideshow

Photos From The Archives

Catholic High School class of 1945 basketball team… View photo

St. Mary Chapel Laurel Hill Plantation

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St. Mary Basilica Archives tour of St. Mary Chapel. View photos and read the excerpt from The Unhurried Years: Memories of the Old Natchez Region by Pierce Butler (1948)… Read more

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Lithograph on stone - St. Mary Cathedral