This past Sunday [aka Easter Sunday] my family and I had gone to brunch in Lackawanna. The restaurant we had gone to just so happened to be on the same street as Our Lady of Victory National Shrine and Basilica. I had never been before, and my grandparents had always wanted to go check it out, so we did. Hey, Easter Sunday seems like the perfect day to go to church anyways, right?!
I had always heard it was breathtaking, but I never expected what I experienced that afternoon. If you have never been / have always wanted to go, go. Heck, you don’t even have to be religious to appreciate the beauty that is this basilica.
Its’ groundbreaking occurred in 1921 and was finished in 1926. The architecture is amazing, and it also serves as the final resting place for Father Baker. Thanks to be getting overly-excited / snap happy, I was able to still get some of the pictures I took after destroying my phone, as I sent them to my boyfriend. Pictures do not do this landmark justice. At all. You really, really need to see it in person.
It is located at 767 Ridge Rd, Buffalo, NY 14218. [Honestly, as long as you get to the street, you don’t even need the number – you cannot miss it].
It is easy to get to. You have no excuse. xoxo.