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Founded in 1795, the Basilica of Saint Mary in Old Town Alexandria is the first Catholic Church established in Virginia. Pope Francis named the church a minor basilica on December 6, 2017 due to its important role in the growth of the Catholic Church in North America.

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Founded in 1795, the Basilica of Saint Mary in Old Town Alexandria is the first Catholic Church established in Virginia. Pope Francis named the church a minor basilica on December 6, 2017 due to its important role in the growth of the Catholic Church in North America.

    Episode 191 - Father Nicholas Blank on Saint Joseph as the Light of Patriarchs - Year of Saint Joseph Series

    Episode 191 - Father Nicholas Blank on Saint Joseph as the Light of Patriarchs - Year of Saint Joseph Series

    Father David Dufresne, a Parochial Vicar at the Basilica of Saint Mary, reflects on Saint Joseph's role as the Light of Patriarchs.

    This is the fourth installment in our Year of Saint Joseph Series. During this Year of Saint Joseph, the Basilica will release a podcast about Saint Joseph on the 19th of every month. 

    • 19 min
    Episode 190 - Father Nicholas Blank's homily for the Third Sunday of Easter

    Episode 190 - Father Nicholas Blank's homily for the Third Sunday of Easter

    Father Nicholas Blank, a Parochial Vicar at the Basilica of Saint Mary, gives a homily during a Mass at the Basilica for the Third Sunday of Easter. It was recorded on April 18, 2021. 

    • 17 min
    Episode 189 - Deacon John O'Farrell's first homily

    Episode 189 - Deacon John O'Farrell's first homily

    John O’Farrell, whose home parish is the Basilica of Saint Mary, was ordained to the diaconate on April 10 by Bishop Michael Burbidge at the Cathedral of Saint Thomas More in Arlington.

    The following day, on April 11, O’Farrell preached his first homily during the 10:00 am Mass at the Basilica of Saint Mary. This podcast features that homily.

    O’Farrell is currently a seminarian for the Diocese of Arlington studying at Mount Saint Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland.

    • 15 min
    Episode 188 - Father Edward Hathaway's homily for Easter Sunday

    Episode 188 - Father Edward Hathaway's homily for Easter Sunday

    Father Edward Hathaway, Rector of the Basilica of Saint Mary, gives a homily during a Mass at the Basilica on Easter Sunday. It was recorded on April 4, 2021. 

    • 12 min
    Episode 187 - Father David Dufresne's homily for Palm Sunday

    Episode 187 - Father David Dufresne's homily for Palm Sunday

    Father David Dufresne, a Parochial Vicar at the Basilica of Saint Mary, gives a homily during a Mass at the Basilica for Palm Sunday. It was recorded on March 28, 2021. 

    • 8 min
    Episode 186 - Father John Riley's homily for the Fifth Sunday of Lent

    Episode 186 - Father John Riley's homily for the Fifth Sunday of Lent

    Father John Riley gives a homily during a Mass at the Basilica for the Fifth Sunday of Lent. It was recorded on March 21, 2021. Father Riley is Parochial Vicar at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Winchester and serves at San Damiano Diocesan Retreat Center in White Post.

    • 17 min

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I’m new to St. Mary’s Basilica and am enjoying the podcasts. I was told George Washington was instrumental in establishing St. Mary’s Church within the bounds of the city of Alexandria at a time when Catholic Churches were denied that privilege. A podcast about the history of the establishment and growth of the Basilica would be interesting and welcome. Thank you.

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Excellent job on these pod casts!

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