Nov 9, 2020
Father Edward Hathaway, Rector of the Basilica of Saint Mary, offers a reflection on the Descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost during our Communal First Saturday for November. As part of our Communal First Saturdays, one of our priests will reflect on a Mystery of the Rosary on the first Saturday of every month at 8:00 am. This mediation was recorded on November 7, 2020.
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.