Modeled after St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, it features one of the largest copper domes in the world. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a designated Milwaukee Landmark.
In 1929, Pope Pius XI designated St. Josaphat Church as the third minor basilica in the United States, marking it as a place of pilgrimage, special devotion, and historical significance. The Church was built by Polish immigrants and shows the ability for all peoples to build places worthy of the presence of God. How sad that we do not see buildings like this anymore.
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