Being a native of St Louis, I did not expect to learn much from the Basilica, casually referred to as the New Cathedral. I am happy to have been proved wrong. The beautiful mosaics presented not only biblical subjects, but also subjects relevant to St Louis history. The small museum about the mosaics, which pales in comparison to the cathedral and the reality of the mosaics, at least provided the trivia that the Basilica has the most mosaics of any in the world. It did lead to a darker experience, as this cathedral lacks the stained glass windows the larger churches are usually known for.