Saint Joseph's Church, Brussels

Brussels, Belgium

Saint Joseph's Church, Brussels

Saint Joseph's Church (French: Église Saint-Joseph, Dutch: Sint-Jozefkerk) is a church situated on Frère Orban Square in the Leopold Quarter of Brussels, Belgium. Built between 1842 and 1849 in eclectic style, it is a national sanctuary dedicated to Saint Joseph, who has been the patron saint of Belgium since 1679.

Inspired by the church of Trinità dei Monti in Rome, the architect Tilman-François Suys decided to created a church resembling one of Rome's many basilicas with a flat apse choir. The first stone of the building was laid by Cardinal Engelbert Sterckx on 6 April 1842. The Apostolic Nuncio, Cardinal Giacomo Cattani, consecrated the church on 24 June 1874 and also made it the National Shrine of Saint Joseph.



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