Tag: Basilica of St. Mary

UPDATED – Basilica prayer service for 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination cancelled due to snowstorm

UPDATED – Basilica prayer service for 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination cancelled due to snowstorm

| April 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

“It’s a chance to mark that occasion and call attention to the fact that we still have a long way to go,” Father Rutten said.

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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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Family Rosary Procession in St. Paul turns 70

Family Rosary Procession in St. Paul turns 70

| April 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

The prayerful walk for all ages from the State Capitol grounds to the Cathedral of St. Paul in St. Paul begins 2 p.m. May 7 with Archbishop Bernard Hebda leading.

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From the stage to the ambo: Catholic actor balances faith with the arts

From the stage to the ambo: Catholic actor balances faith with the arts

| Jessica Weinberger | April 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Hey’s unconventional life-balancing work as an actor, cantor and his other role, a licensed professional counselor, is far from his original plan of becoming a physician.

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Walk the Moon, Gavin DeGraw among Basilica Block Party performers

Walk the Moon, Gavin DeGraw among Basilica Block Party performers

| April 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Proceeds from the 22-year-old event benefit The Basilica Landmark, which preserves and restores the historic church. A portion of all proceeds also goes to the parish’s St. Vincent de Paul outreach program, which provides services to people in need.

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Newly engaged couple among local Holy Doors’ final pilgrims

Newly engaged couple among local Holy Doors’ final pilgrims

| November 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Hundreds filled the front steps of the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis Nov. 20 following Mass to witness the closing of the church’s Holy Doors, marking the end of the jubilee Year of Mercy. Among them were Jonathan Thompson and Julia Waletzko, who had held hands and grinned as they passed through the doors a final time. The pair, who met at the Basilica at a Bible study on Valentine’s Day, had gotten engaged just hours earlier.

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Jubilee Year of Mercy concludes a fruitful pilgrimage for area Catholics

Jubilee Year of Mercy concludes a fruitful pilgrimage for area Catholics

| November 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

For Jesus Christ to offer humankind his mercy, it took offering his pain and suffering from his passion and death on the cross.

Pope Francis called the world to “constantly contemplate the mystery of mercy” in his papal Bull of Indiction of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, which will conclude Nov. 20 on the feast of Christ the King. The Holy Father wrote, “At times we are called to gaze even more attentively on mercy so that we may become a more effective sign of the Father’s action in our lives.”

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