Dec 28, 2020
Father Edward Hathaway, Rector of the Basilica of Saint Mary, gives a homily during a Mass at the Basilica on Christmas Eve. It was recorded on December 24, 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.