Apr 19, 2021
Father Nicholas Blank, a Parochial Vicar at the Basilica of Saint Mary, reflects on Saint Joseph’s role as the Light of Patriarchs.
This is the fourth installment in our Year of Saint Joseph Series. During this Year of Saint Joseph, the Basilica will release a podcast about Saint Joseph on the 19th of every month.
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.