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How old is the Basilica in Buffalo New York?

How long did it take to build Our Lady of Victory Basilica?

It took nearly five years – from 1921 to 1926 – to construct the Baroque-style shrine that pays homage to Baker's spiritual inspiration – the Blessed Mother Mary. It replaced St. Patrick's Church (photo) which was dismantled after suffering heavy fire damage in 1916.

When was OLV church built?

The church, offices, and rectory were begun on May 14, 1967, and dedicated by Bishop James Hogan on April 13, 1969. Twenty years later, the parish having grown so large, another parish, Good Shepherd Church, was established across town on Gray's Woods Boulevard.

Who is Our Lady of Victory?

Our Lady of Victory or Our Lady of Victories is one of several titles for the Blessed Virgin Mary, discussed at Our Lady of the Rosary.

Who is Father Nelson?

Nelson Henry Baker (February 16, 1842 – July 29, 1936) was a Roman Catholic priest and church administrator in the Buffalo, New York, area. Since 1986, the Our Lady of Victory parish and the Diocese of Buffalo have been working to secure Father Baker's canonization. ...

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Is Father Nelson Baker a saint?

Father Baker is best remembered for his work with children and responsible for building the Basilica. He is considered a saintly priest for helping the poor.Jan 15, 2020

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When was Father Baker Bridge built?

Naturally, Father had no patience for such hard-heartedness. After construction was completed in 1908, and the facility filled to capacity, it became one of Father Baker's favorite places.

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Which pope declared Most Holy Rosary?

In 1569, the papal bull Consueverunt Romani Pontifices by the Dominican Pope Pius V officially established the devotion to the rosary in the Catholic Church.

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WHO declared the Rosary?

According to Catholic tradition, the rosary was instituted by the Blessed Virgin Mary herself. In the 13th century, she is said to have appeared to St. Dominic (founder of the Dominicans), given him a rosary, and asked that Christians pray the Hail Mary, Our Father and Glory Be prayers instead of the Psalms.Apr 2, 2014

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