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Architecture

This 9th-century church is one of the most beautiful examples of pre-Romanesque architecture

But it also includes some other architectural elements that made it a pretty avant-garde building in its day and age.

This is where St. Ignatius begged for money to pay for his studies

The church of Santa María del Mar is home to a touching sculpture of the beloved Basque saint, right where he used to sit as a beggar.

This monastic complex, sitting on top of a 130-ft-tall monolith, is 11 centuries old

The monolith is traditionally referred to as “the Pillar of Life,” making it a symbol of the Cross.

Vatican official reaffirms religious dimension of Notre Dame Cathedral to UNESCO

"The elements that will be rebuilt must meet the purpose for which the building was erected," he said.

5 Gorgeous holy places dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

The devotion became widespread after St. Margaret Mary Alocoque testified that she had received apparitions of Jesus requesting to be honored under the figure of His heart.

5 Amazing facts about Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia church

Gaudi’s masterpiece finally got a construction permit. But a 137-year bureaucratic bottleneck is not the only unique fact about the Sagrada Familia.

This Jesuit-built Church in Rome was the first to glorify the Eucharist

After the Reformation, Christ incarnate was to be proclaimed as boldly as possible.

French Senate votes to rebuild Notre Dame exactly as it was

The legislation would eliminate the possibility of President Macron’s proposal for “an inventive reconstruction of the cathedral.”

A traveler’s guide to the “other Notre Dames” of France

The Gothic style of one of the most beloved churches in the world is echoed in cathedrals outside Paris.  

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