In the 1600s Jesuit priests arrived in Maryland from England to start missions and spread the Catholic faith. Their work took root in Southcentral Pennsylvania with what would become known as the Conewago Chapel. From its beginnings in religious oppression and holding Mass in buildings that were not by law permitted to appear to be churches, with the efforts of many priests and parishioners through the years the Chapel is now an impressive brownstone church known as the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

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