Tag: Basilica of St. Mary
At the Cathedral of St. Paul, marble floors are being polished, nearly 40 chasubles are being dry-cleaned and pressed, and a team of volunteers have been — for weeks — dusting the intricate sacristy woodwork with toothbrushes.
The annual Block Party has raised millions of dollars to support the building’s preservation and restoration. It is sponsored by Cities 97.
Visitation Sister Suzanne Homeyer stood in the John XXIII Gallery at the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis gazing at a recently hung painting. It depicted the back of a nun in full habit carrying a bag in her right hand, walking down a street in Annecy, France.
At his first Easter Mass in Minnesota, newly appointed Archbishop Bernard Hebda preached to a crowded Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis that a response is required to Jesus’ resurrection, one that calls for all to be missionaries of the Gospel and missionaries of God’s mercy.
In response to Pope Francis’ call for each diocese in the world to host confessions for 24 hours beginning March 4, the Cathedral of St. Paul in St. Paul and the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis are making the sacrament of reconciliation available around-the-clock from noon March 4 to noon March 5.
The first Year of Mercy pilgrims from around the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis processed through the Holy Doors of the Cathedral of St. Paul and the Basilica of St. Mary Dec. 13 after the doors were ceremoniously opened at the co-cathedrals.
For the first time in Church history, cathedrals around the world will open, on the same day, holy doors to usher in a holy year, and the Cathedral of St. Paul is no exception.
In response to the recent attacks in France, Lebanon, Egypt, Nigeria, and other countries, nearly 800 people attended an interfaith Prayer for Peace service at the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis Nov. 15.
Seven years after the laying of its cornerstone, the Pro-Cathedral of St. Mary — now known as the Basilica of St. Mary, the co-cathedral of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis — was solemnly dedicated in Minneapolis Aug. 15, 1915, the feast of the Assumption of Mary.
Through its first 20 years, scores of couples who worked at or attended the annual block party at the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis have gone on to wed. Here’s the story of one of the couples that the Basilica Block Party brought together.