Tag: Basilica of St. Mary

Basilica parish celebrates 150 years of prayer, service in the city

Basilica parish celebrates 150 years of prayer, service in the city

| Susan Klemond | September 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Basilica of St. Mary kicks off its 150th anniversary celebration the final weekend of September with two Masses celebrated by Archbishop Bernard Hebda Sept. 30.

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Young adult Catholics consider their role as Church addresses abuse cover up

Young adult Catholics consider their role as Church addresses abuse cover up

| August 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Every table in the Basilica of St. Mary’s basement hall was filled Aug. 28 as about 100 young adults gathered in Minneapolis to discuss the scandal of clergy sexual abuse and its cover-up.

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Choir to take ecumenical message to Vatican in October

Choir to take ecumenical message to Vatican in October

| Melenie Soucheray | June 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Six months after the close of the commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, the call to keep working toward forgiveness and unity between Catholics and Lutherans still reverberates internationally and locally.

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MLK celebration calls Christians to confront racism

MLK celebration calls Christians to confront racism

| May 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

More than 100 Christians and local church leaders gathered at the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis May 11 to hear a scriptural vision of race amid the modern challenges of racism in society.

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UPDATED – Basilica prayer service for 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination rescheduled

UPDATED – Basilica prayer service for 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination rescheduled

| May 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

The ecumenical prayer service, “The Dream Continues,” at the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis originally scheduled for April 3 and canceled due to snowstorm has been rescheduled to May 11.

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Black Catholic Leadership Initiative aims to broaden roles, presence across archdiocese

Black Catholic Leadership Initiative aims to broaden roles, presence across archdiocese

| May 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

On the heels of last summer’s National Black Catholic Congress in Orlando, local participants organized the Black Catholic Leadership Initiative to put the congress’ themes into play with three focus areas: prayer, youths and justice. The meeting at St. Raphael provided an update of the group’s ongoing work as well as a spiritual retreat.

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Basilica panel discusses #MeToo, abuse prevention

Basilica panel discusses #MeToo, abuse prevention

| Bridget Ryder | March 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

In light of a growing tide of women from Hollywood to state houses and beyond who have shared publicly on social media about having been sexually violated, the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis decided to be part of the conversation.

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Basilica makes Super Bowl visitors feel at home

Basilica makes Super Bowl visitors feel at home

| February 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

For an hour the morning of Feb. 4, a few New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles fans put aside their differences at the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis.

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Bishops invite faithful to Mass of Solidarity to pray for migrants, refugees

Bishops invite faithful to Mass of Solidarity to pray for migrants, refugees

| December 1, 2017 | 1 Comment

Archbishop Bernard Hebda and Auxiliary Bishop Andrew Cozzens will celebrate a Mass of Solidarity
5 p.m. Dec. 9 for Catholics in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. 

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Work of local iconographer subject of Basilica exhibition

Work of local iconographer subject of Basilica exhibition

| October 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

For years, icons created by local iconographer Nicholas Markell have been included in the Basilica of St. Mary’s icon procession, held annually at the Minneapolis parish to coincide with All Saints Day. This year’s procession Nov. 4 will be no exception.

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Basilica to install ‘Homeless Jesus’ statue on its campus

Basilica to install ‘Homeless Jesus’ statue on its campus

| July 11, 2017 | 1 Comment

The Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis has commissioned a cast of “Homeless Jesus,” a bronze sculpture of a life-sized Christ-figure sleeping in a blanket on a park bench. It will be installed on the Basilica campus Nov. 19, which Pope Francis has designated as the World Day of the Poor.

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Pope grants retired Basilica rector’s ‘request for laicization’

Pope grants retired Basilica rector’s ‘request for laicization’

His leadership in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis included founding and directing its permanent diaconate program, co-directing the vocations office, and serving as vicar general and moderator of the curia.

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