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Why is the Notre Dame Cathedral not a Major Basilica? Only the following four basilicas are major basilicas: St. Peter’s Basilica contain the tomb of the Prince of the Apostles himself. St. Paul’s Basilica is the resting place of the relics of the Apostle St. Paul. (These first two basilicas contain the remains of the two Pillars of the Church. Basilica of ...


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There are only 4 Major Basilica's and they're all in Rome. They all have feast days celebrating their dedications (Which might be one less saint to celebrate). They have a special blessing associated with a pilgrimage to each of them (and others, in Rome). Rosaries depicting the 4 major basilicas would be obselete. A better question might be, why isn't ...


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What is the purpose of the rosary and why do some differ in the amount of beads they contain The traditional 15 mystery rosary containing 150 Hail Marys symbolizes or represents the 150 Psalms in the Old Testament. In the Middle Ages many could not read. Thus as the intellectuals of the Church could pray the 150 Psalms, the poor and uneducated prayed the ...


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