Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, Jacksonville

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The Basilica of the Immaculate Conception is a historic Catholic church in Downtown Jacksonville, Florida, U.S. A parish church in the Diocese of St. Augustine, it represents Jacksonville's oldest Catholic congregation. The current building, dating to 1910, was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1992 as the Church of the Immaculate Conception, and was named a minor basilica in 2013. It is located at 121 East Duval Street; its current pastor is Very Reverend Blair Gaynes.
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  • Truly a beautiful cathedral. One could easily spend a few hours here. So much beauty, so much glory to God reflected in every aspect of its architecture. A work of art. Truly a place of...  more »
  • We paid a quick visit here between Sunday masses. There is metered parking right outside. The church is impressive outside and even more so inside. The stained glass is awesome, the marble is great...  more »
  • I mean it's home. I don't know how to describe it better than that. It's got beautiful art and beautiful souls. What makes it great, however, isn't the beauty of it's glass or it's walls. In fact not even the people are what make it so special although they are made in the image of God himself. What makes it beautiful is that this church holds the holy sacrifice of the mass in Latin. While it won't make liturgical perfectionists happy it's still the form of the mass that I bring anyone to show them the Faith... And the one that has never failed to illicit a response. Beyond that this is one of the few parishes in Jacksonville to hold concession before every Mass... Something which only seems to be true of more traditional parishes.
  • Sometimes I go to early morning Mass there and I.C. is one of the few places if not the only local place where You can go to confession before each Mass. The aesthetics of this place are of the chart from the stain glass windows to the old style in which this place was built. And imagine this... while sitting there or kneeling there praying, the peaceful, soft, melodic, healing music of monks singing. It's beautiful! You really should visit the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception and experience the spiritual treasures to be found within this place of tranquility๐Ÿ™๐ŸŒน๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ’’๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŒน๐Ÿ™

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