Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, Cincinnati

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The Roman Catholic St. Mary's Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption in Covington, Kentucky, is a minor basilica in the United States. Construction of the cathedral began under the Diocese of Covington's third bishop, Camillus Paul Maes, in 1895 to replace an 1834 frame church that was inadequate for the growing congregation. Pope Pius XII elevated the cathedral to the rank of minor basilica December 8, 1953.
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  • For this church, the address should be "1140 Madison Ave, Covington, KY 41011", it's a beautiful church, both inside and outside are beautiful, there is a garden outside with a little fountain, the... 
    For this church, the address should be "1140 Madison Ave, Covington, KY 41011", it's a beautiful church, both inside and outside are beautiful, there is a garden outside with a little fountain, the...  more »
  • If you are Catholic and want to experience a wonderful mass while in the Cincinnati / Covington area then make a point to attend mass at the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption. Great bishops and... 
    If you are Catholic and want to experience a wonderful mass while in the Cincinnati / Covington area then make a point to attend mass at the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption. Great bishops and...  more »
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  • There are Churches and then there are Basilicas and Wow Cathedral Basilica of the assumption is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen it reminds so much of the old Churches of Europe with the Gothic art and stained glass windows. Then there are the historic and sacred relics of the Catholic religion including a piece of the Cross. If you are Catholic and are visiting the area I highly recommend doing a mass at Cathedral Basilica of the assumption on your visit
  • A marvelous, artistic and theologically built masterpiece in this region ! The sanctuary is built with inspiration from Notre Dame in Paris. It has the origin and history back from the time of Pioneers settlement. Every piece of this basilica, inside and outside, speaks for history, uniqueness, beauty and workmanship! The stained glass windows and panels are breathtaking. Paintings on the walls and ceiling are not made of just paint but made of tiny glass pieces ! An hour guided tour is worth taking to learn the details. Very impressive and educative for families of all ages ! Enough car parking places are available in and around.

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