The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

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Please come by on Saturday to enjoy our spiritual home and see what has kept parishioners coming back for almost 140 years. The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus was founded in 1880 and was known as Saints Peter and Paul. In 1897, an…

Please come by on Saturday to enjoy our spiritual home and see what has kept parishioners coming back for almost 140 years.

The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus was founded in 1880 and was known as Saints Peter and Paul. In 1897, an Atlanta architect, W. T. Downing, was commissioned to design our current church. In keeping with the then-popular devotion to the Sacred Heart, the name of the church was changed to “The Sacred Heart of Jesus.” The architectural style is basically French Romanesque, with some variations and additions.

On May 13, 1976, the Church of the Sacred Heart was entered in the National Register of Historic Places, in recognition of its “artistically significant architecture.” On February 22, 2010, Sacred Heart was elevated to the dignity of minor basilica by His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI and is now known as The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Architect: W. T. Downing, 1897