Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Basilica in St. Louis

Last Sunday, we brought a friend to the airport in St. Louis. We all got to take a tour of the Basilica there. Words cannot express the beauty of the mosaics in this church.

The ceiling



Adoration chapel

another chapel

The liturgical balcony is 2 stories tall

The best, the Pieta. I got to touch the bronze copy of Michelangelo stunning sculpture.You are allowed to.Probably will be the only time in my life, I can touch a sculpture by my favorite artist.
You can see where people have touched the sculpture over the years. The knee, the cut, Mary's hand.
This Basilica was like stepping into a jeweled box. 

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