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Basilica of the National Shrine of St. Ann

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Basilica of the National Shrine of St. Ann

Basilica of the National Shrine of St. Ann
Basic information
Location Saint Ann's Street, Scranton, Pennsylvania
Geographic coordinates
Affiliation Roman Catholic
Region Scranton
State Pennsylvania
Territory USA
Founder Passionist order
Completed 1902

The Basilica of the National Shrine of St. Ann is a Roman Catholic basilica located on Saint Ann's Street in Scranton, Pennsylvania within the Diocese of Scranton.


The first temporary chapel on this site, founded by the Passionist order as a monastery church, was erected in 1902; the present building was dedicated on April 2, 1929, and on August 29, 1996 was named a basilica by Pope John Paul II. The basilica is the site of an annual solemn novena in honor of St. Ann, which draws thousands of pilgrims every year.


External links

  • St. Ann Basilica Parish Official Website

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