Basilica of Ste. Anne de Detroit (Detroit, Michigan)


One of the last significant vestiges of the French architectural heritage of the French community in Detroit, the Basilica was built in the 19th century on the site of an earlier church built by French settlers.

In 2020, the Pope elevated this religious edifice to the rank of “minor basilica”.

Today, the basilica’s carillon is being restored. The carillon is made up of ten bells installed in the early 20th century, each bearing a specific name modeled on the bells of Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, France. Each bell is engraved with names such as those of the donor families.

Restoration Project

Restoration of the carillon’s bells.

Amount Awarded


Grant Sponsor

Chicago Midwest Chapter