Tag: Basilica of St. Mary

Installation prep: Mailing thousands of invites, cleaning with toothbrushes

Installation prep: Mailing thousands of invites, cleaning with toothbrushes

| May 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

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.

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Death Cab, Ryan Adams, The Fray to play Basilica Block Party

Death Cab, Ryan Adams, The Fray to play Basilica Block Party

| April 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

The annual Block Party has raised millions of dollars to support the building’s preservation and restoration. It is sponsored by Cities 97.

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Visitation sisters from mother monastery in France showcased in Basilica exhibit

Visitation sisters from mother monastery in France showcased in Basilica exhibit

| April 14, 2016 | 1 Comment

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.

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Easter ‘presses the reset button,’ Archbishop Hebda says

Easter ‘presses the reset button,’ Archbishop Hebda says

| March 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

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.

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Cathedral, Basilica to host 24 hours of confessions March 4-5

Cathedral, Basilica to host 24 hours of confessions March 4-5

| January 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

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.

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Year of Mercy Holy Doors open Dec. 13 at Cathedral, Basilica

Year of Mercy Holy Doors open Dec. 13 at Cathedral, Basilica

| Jessica Trygstad and Maria Wiering | December 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

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.

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Sunday marks holy door opening, rare papal blessing at Cathedral

Sunday marks holy door opening, rare papal blessing at Cathedral

| December 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

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.

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Basilica holds interfaith Prayer for Peace service

Basilica holds interfaith Prayer for Peace service

| November 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

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.

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‘Responding to abuse’ — 4-part series opens

‘Responding to abuse’ — 4-part series opens

| November 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

At the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis, part one of a series on abuse response addresses hurt, healing and victim support.

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Year of Mercy prep: Basilica closes holy door

Year of Mercy prep: Basilica closes holy door

| September 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

The holy door will be closed so that it can be ceremoniously opened again as a sign that the Church is opening a year of consolation, pardon and hope.

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Basilica to mark dedication centennial

Basilica to mark dedication centennial

| August 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

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.

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Basilica Block Party = marriage broker

Basilica Block Party = marriage broker

| June 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

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.

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