Places

St. Alphonsus Shrine – St. Alphonsus, once dubbed “the German cathedral,” serves as a notable example of Gothic/American architecture in the United States. For seventy-two years St. Alphonsus served the German community before being offered to the growing Lithuanian community in Baltimore.

Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary – As the first Roman Catholic cathedral in the United States, the Basilica of the Assumption is a major landmark in the history of religion of the nation. The Basilica is, as well, a major monument in American architectural history. It has been described as “North America’s most beautiful church” by architectural historian Sir Nicholas Pevsner and as “one of the finest ecclesiastical monuments of Romantic classicism” by Henry Russell Hitchcock. The Basilica is generally considered the architectural masterpiece of Benjamin Henry Latrobe, the first professional architect to practice in the Republic and the architect of the U.S. Capitol.

Pope John Paul II Prayer Garden

Cathedral of Mary Our Queen – The Cathedral of Mary Our Queen upholds many traditions of the great cathedrals of Europe. Construction for the Cathedral began in 1954 with the dedication ceremony commencing five years later.