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The 80 ft. high barrel-vaulted ceiling leaps 65 ft. across the nave, coffered in the manner of Renaissance
architect Donato Bramante.
The main, North Facade exhibits Classical style
influenced by Chicago's Columbian Exposition of 1893.
The 200 ft. East Tower, survivor of former twins, rises
halfway in solid masonry, with upper stages of timber,
sheet metal, and tile.
The Canopeum, or umbrella, is a signature symbol
of any Basilica so honored by the Pope. In theory, it
would shelter the pontiff on his visits to our shrine.
Carved marble statue of St.
Anthony, great preacher and
patron saint for locating lost
identified with Padua, Italy, his
resting place, he was
actually a native of Lisbon,
The Basilica Bell, another symbol
of the Papal honor, ready to
herald his arrival, whenever the
Pope drops in for a visit.
The Servite Monastery, built on
the site of the original
1874 Church of Our Lady of
and shrine of St.
Philip Benizi, early
patriarch of the
Servants of Mary.
The Central Altar, of Carrara marble, features urns of alabaster and carvings of the Last Supper and other motifs
related to the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.
Full-sized Replica of Michelangelo's Pieta, was originally installed in a temporary shrine in the lower
church. The window depicts the Baptism of Jesus by St. John, recalling this chapel's original function as a
Massive brick apse,
roofed in tile, recalls
the brick cathedrals of
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