Jul 31, 2020
Father David Dufresne, a Parochial Vicar at the Basilica of Saint Mary, discusses the life and spirituality of Saint Ignatius of Loyola with Alex Solsma, the Basilica's Director of Communications and Evangelization. Today, July 31st, is the Memorial of Saint Ignatius of Loyola.
Founded in 1795, the Basilica of Saint Mary in Old Town Alexandria is the first Catholic parish established in Virginia. Pope Francis named the church a minor basilica on December 6, 2017 due to its important role in the growth of the Catholic Church in North America.