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 522: What Are the Sisters Reading for the Month of March?
In this episode, the monthly series called “What Are the Sisters Reading?" continues. For the month of March, Sister Kathryn Hermes, FSP, shares about a book called "Reimagining the Ignatian Examen," by Father Mark Thibodeaux, SJ.
Following the example of Saint Ignatius, the author believes that praying the Examen will lead to a better life. The book leads you through a fresh and stimulating reflection on your past day, your present state of being, and your spiritual desires and needs for tomorrow.
To check out more books on the Catholic faith and religious items of interest at the Pauline Books and Media Center at 1025 King Street in Alexandria, please click here.
Episode 521: Father Edward Hathaway's Homily for the Second Sunday of Lent
Father Edward Hathaway, the Rector at the Basilica, shares a homily during the Second Sunday of Lent. It was given in the Basilica on Feb. 25, 2024.
Episode 520: Father Peter Clem's Homily for the First Sunday of Lent
Father Peter Clem, a Parochial Vicar at the Basilica, shares a homily during the First Sunday of Lent. It was given in the Basilica on Feb. 18, 2024.
Episode 519: Father Edward Hathaway's Homily for the 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Father Edward Hathaway, the Rector of the Basilica, shares a homily during the 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time. It was given in the Basilica on February 11, 2024.
Click here to learn more about the Bishop's Lenten Appeal.
Episode 518: Stephen Gabriel Discusses His Book on Evangelization
Stephen Gabriel, a local author, recently discussed his book on evangelization, “Put Out into the Deep: Become the Apostle You Are Called to Be,” with Carlos Briceño, the Basilica's director of communications and evangelization. Their conversation, which took place on Feb. 6, 2024 in the Basilica's Lyceum Auditorium, is shared in this podcast.
Click here if you want to purchase Stephen's book.
Episode 517: Basilica Lay Speakers Talk about Giving to the 2024 Bishop's Lenten Appeal
In this episode, listen to several lay speakers talk about why it's important to give to the 2024 Bishop's Lenten Appeal, which supports our Diocese in its mission of sharing the love and mercy of Christ through serving the needy, educating and forming youth, encouraging vocations, promoting a culture of life and assisting the clergy, religious, and lay people who help build and strengthen our diocesan Church. The short talks were recorded during the Masses at the Basilica on on January 27-28, 2024.
Great homilies and great resource for prayers
I have many of these podcasts saved for when I want extra help in my prayer life. The rosaries, the litanies, and the homilies all add to my spiritual life. Thank you for posting. I also enjoy the occasional talks.
Thank You & Request
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.
Knights of Columbus
Excellent job on these pod casts!
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