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Basilica of Saint Mary Podcast

Jul 24, 2019

The Basilica of Saint Mary hosted Camp Apostles this week. The purpose of the camp is to inspire sixth, seventh and eighth graders from the parish to be missionary disciples in our community. This podcast has five of the short talks that were given. Listeners of all ages will find the messages of these talks meaningful. 

Talk One (1:03-7:30): Evan Hood, who will be senior at Gonzaga College High School, on authentic friendships

Talk Two (7:40-20:20): Father David Dufresne, Parochial Vicar at the Basilica of Saint Mary, on friendship with God 

Talk Three (20:38-29:30): Michael Staron, a religion and philosophy teacher at Saint Anselm’s Abbey School in Washington, on service

Talk Four (29:38-39:54): Tony Bennett, a seminarian for the Diocese of Arlington, on importance of community

Talk Five (40:04-59:12): Father Nicholas Blank, Parochial Vicar at the Basilica of Saint Mary, on faithful friendships

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.