Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Biloxi

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The Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, at 870 West Howard Avenue in Biloxi, Mississippi, is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Biloxi. It was designed by Theodore Brune and built by J.F. Barnes & Company of Greenville, Mississippi in 1902. The cathedral was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.

Brune was a German-American architect who designed several churches on the Gulf Coast of Louisiana. The Gothic architecture design for the Blessed Virgin Mother Catholic Church on West Howard Avenue was constructed after the original church was destroyed by the Great Biloxi Fire of November 1900 on the same site. Stained glass windows were donated to the church by Julia Dulion Lopez (1857-1918) in memory of her late husband in early 1906. The windows were built by Reis and Reis of Munich, Germany and installed by Frederick Thornley of New York.
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  • We visited the Cathedral of the Incarnation of the Blessed Virgin Mary for Mass on Ash Wednesday. The construction is what one would expect in a fairly prosperous nineteenth century Catholic church.....  more
    We visited the Cathedral of the Incarnation of the Blessed Virgin Mary for Mass on Ash Wednesday. The construction is what one would expect in a fairly prosperous nineteenth century Catholic church.....  more »
  • Friendly folks and very welcoming to out-of-towners. history. Located in down town Biloxi, church has lots of history. 
    Friendly folks and very welcoming to out-of-towners. history. Located in down town Biloxi, church has lots of history.  more »
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  • The Cathedral is very beautiful and reminds me of the church I grew up attending. Mass is always so eloquently said and also enjoy seeing kids come here. I don't often see children at church so it is refreshing to see. Also the alter boys and girls brings back so many food childhood memories getting involved with my parish. I don't come too often as it is about a 45 minute drive but I alternate attending other churches as well.
  • Beautiful historic church whose priests are passionate about helping the community. If lucky you might attend the mass with their 4-part choir. If you can sing, join them. They are friendly and sound amazing!

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