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 408: Father Edward Hathaway's Homily for the Second Sunday in Advent
Father Edward Hathaway, the Rector of the Basilica of Saint Mary, shares a homily during the Second Sunday in Advent. It was given in the Basilica on December 4, 2022.
Episode 407: Father Peter Clem Reflects on the Resurrection of Jesus
Father Peter Clem, a parochial vicar at the Basilica, offers a reflection on the First Glorious Mystery of the Rosary, the Resurrection, during our Communal First Saturday for December. This meditation was recorded on December 3, 2022.
Episode 406: What Are the Sisters Reading during the Month of December?
Welcome to another monthly episode of “What Are the Sisters Reading?" My guest for December is Sister Emily Beata Marsh, FSP, who reflects on "The Pursuit of the Pilfered Cheese" and "The Curious Christmas Trail" -- books for young readers on the adventures of "mouse nuns" by Haley Stewart. 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 405: Father Joseph Townsend's Homily for the First Sunday of Advent 2022
Father Joseph Townsend, a Parochial Vicar at the Basilica of Saint Mary, shares a homily during the First Sunday in Advent. It was given in the Basilica on November 27, 2022.
Episode 404: Father Edward Hathaway's Homily for the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
Father Edward Hathaway, the Rector of the Basilica of Saint Mary, shares a homily during the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe. It was given in the Basilica on November 20, 2022.
Episode 403: Father Edward Hathaway's Homily for the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Father Edward Hathaway, the Rector of the Basilica of Saint Mary, shares a homily during the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time. It was given in the Basilica on November 13, 2022.
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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