Church Madness: South Regional

Things really heat up in the southern part of the country!


Church Madness 2016

IntroductionMidwest Bracket (March 17)East Bracket (March 18)South Bracket (March 19) • West Bracket (March 20)


Happy feast of St. Joseph! In my opinion the southern bracket is the most competitive of them all. It has been a challenge to find photographs that do justice to each space. If you happen to have better photographs of any of the churches in this competition, I would be happy to feature them and grateful for the help!

Here are our competitors:

Church Madness South Bracket

 


SOUTH REGIONAL
SACRED SIXTY-FOUR

Matchup I

Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception (Mobile, Ala.) — nominated by Jason

Art and LIturgy - Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Mobile Alabama
By Scot Terry Grins2Go – Own work, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=5723675

 

Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption (Covington, Kent.)

Art and Liturgy - Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption Covington Kentucky
By Nheyob (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons

Matchup II

Our Lady of Walsingham Cathedral (Houston)

art_and_liturgy_our_lady_of_walsingham_cathedral_houston_texas_ordinariate

Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist (Savannah) — nominated by JustinArt and Liturgy - Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist Savannah Georgia


Matchup III

Immaculate Conception Church (New Orleans)  Of all the amazing churches in New Orleans, I included this one because of its unique Moorish influences, visible on Google Images — with thanks to Jim for the suggestions

St. Joseph Church (Macon, Ga.) — View photo via parish website


Matchup IV

Cathedral of San Fernando (San Antonio)nominated by Mary

Art and Liturgy - Cathedral of San Fernando San Antonio Texas
By Nickrds09 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons
Sacred Heart Church (Galveston) — view photos on Google Images


Matchup V

Chapel of St. Cecilia (Nashville Dominican Motherhouse, Nashville) … bonus double photo!

Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist (Charleston)

Art and Liturgy - Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist Charleston South Carolina
By Farragutful (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons

Matchup VI

Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament at Our Lady of the Angels Monastery (Hanceville, Ala.)

Art and liturgy - Our Lady of the Angels Monastery chapel - EWTN Mother Angelica - Hanceville Alabama

Oratory at Ave Maria University (Ave Maria, Fla.) — in fairness, I should note that this oratory looks the way it does because it had to be hurricane-resistant. You may vote however you like but I thought it worth mentioning, given the unique style of this space.

Art and Liturgy - Oratory at Ave Maria University Naples Florida
By Anthjay (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Matchup VII

Cathedral of Saint Stephen (Owensboro, Kent.) — view photo via apimagery.com

Cathedral of San Juan Bautista (San Juan, P.R.) — view photo via thecompletepilgrim.com


Matchup VIII

Cathedral Basilica of Saint Augustine (Fla.)

By Tfloyd - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=21322792
By Tfloyd – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=21322792

St. Mary Basilica (Natchez, Miss.) — view on Google Images


 

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