Our Lady of Victory Basilica and National Shrine

Lackawanna, New York

Construction begun, 1921

Msgr. Nelson Baker, a parish priest, conceived the project of a shrine to Our Lady of Victory. The massive church was consecrated May 25, 1926, and raised to basilican status two months later.

Photo courtesy of Mary Schmiesing, © 2006 CatholicHistory.net


Our Lady of Victory Basilica