Dec 9, 2019
Father Nicholas Blank, a Parochial Vicar at the Basilica of Saint Mary, offers a reflection on the Nativity of Jesus during our Communal First Saturday. As part of our Communal First Saturdays, one of our priests will reflect on a mystery of the Rosary. Join us every first Saturday of the month at 8:00 am for our Communal First Saturdays. This mediation was recorded on December 7, 2019.
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.