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Lewiston, Maine: Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul

About the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Lewiston, Maine:

Lewiston, Maine: Cathedral of Sts Peter & PaulReminiscent of one of Frances’s great Cathedrals, the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul here in Lewiston was founded by French Canadians in the 19th century.

Extensive renovations took place in the early 21st century to bring the Basilica back to its original glory.

The title of Minor Basilica conferred by Holy See on October 4, 2004.

One of the treasures of the Basilica is the Casavant organ.  Members of the church hired one of North America’s greatest organ builders, Casavant Frères, to create an instrument that would fill their new edifice with a glorious sound. The results were the opus 1587 and 1588 instruments that, combined through a single console, comprise the largest church organ in the state of Maine. After its dedication in 1938, the Casavant was used to accompany several community ensembles and served as a recital instrument for some of the world’s leading organists including the great French organist, Marcel Dupre and Dr. Charles-Marie Courboin.

The Masses are primarily English, but there is one Latin Mass on Sundays as well as one Spanish Mass.

Please note that the Basilica is part of Prince of Peace Parish.  This is due to the declining population of the area which resulted in the closing of many of the churches in Lewiston.  As a result, services are spread to different churches in the city, so be sure to check out their website below.


Finding the Basilica of Saints Peter & Paul in Lewiston, Maine:

Address:  122 Ash St, Lewiston, ME 04240

Tel:  +1 207-777-1200

Click here for the official website of the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Lewiston, Maine.

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