The exciting news: we officially hit five basilicas as of Sunday. I know they aren’t all up here yet, but they soon will be.
In other news, we’ll be traveling this weekend to several gorgeous churches in Kansas City and St. Louis: the Kansas City Missouri (Mormon) Temple, Old St. Patrick’s Oratory, St. Frances de Sales Oratory, the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis, and the Basilica of St. Louis the King. In addition to completing my two-year old goal of visiting the temple during its open house, we’ll have the pleasure of bringing our total basilica count up to seven, nearly doubling it in the span of a week.
To commemorate five basilicas, here are some pictures of those first five. I think the last one is my favorite.