Tag: Basilica

U.S. now has 84 basilicas, but Minneapolis’ is the first

U.S. now has 84 basilicas, but Minneapolis’ is the first

| January 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

The naming of St. Mary Church in Alexandria, Virginia, is the 84th such creation of a basilica in the United States.

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Mass of Solidarity calls on Catholics to open hearts to immigrants, refugees

Mass of Solidarity calls on Catholics to open hearts to immigrants, refugees

| December 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Bishop Cozzens asked Catholics to support legislation in Congress enacting Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Minnesota’s Catholic bishops plan in early January to initiate a postcard campaign urging Congress to enact DACA before the program ends in March.

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Swiss Guard exhibit at Basilica captures behind-the-scenes view of Vatican’s soldiers

Swiss Guard exhibit at Basilica captures behind-the-scenes view of Vatican’s soldiers

| June 6, 2017 | 1 Comment

The exhibit includes uniforms and other objects “in order to show more about the tradition and commitment, their faith, their vocation — because for them it’s a real vocation in life,” its curator said.

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Priests, worshippers stop attack at Nazareth basilica

Priests, worshippers stop attack at Nazareth basilica

| December 21, 2016 | 13 Comments

Priests and worshippers thwarted an attack by a man armed with sticks in the lower grotto of the Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth, Israel, Dec. 18.

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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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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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Archbishop Hebda: Year of Mercy should promote existing avenues of mercy

Archbishop Hebda: Year of Mercy should promote existing avenues of mercy

| December 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

A day before the Year of Mercy began Dec. 8, Archbishop Bernard Hebda encouraged priests of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis to follow Pope Francis’ directives not to begin new programs for the Holy Year, but rather to guide the faithful to existing “avenues of mercy.”

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Basilica to host Dominican Rite Mass Sept. 19

Basilica to host Dominican Rite Mass Sept. 19

| September 17, 2015 | 2 Comments

The Mass is organized by the local chapter of Una Voce, an international organization formed in 1966 to maintain the use of the extraordinary form of the Mass in Latin and to promote the use of Latin, Gregorian chant and sacred polyphony in the Church’s musical traditions.

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Use Facebook and help the Basilica secure a grant for restoration

Use Facebook and help the Basilica secure a grant for restoration

| September 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

If you have put off getting on Facebook, now is the time to jump on board and help the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis secure a grant to help restore the sacristy and narthex to its original beauty.

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