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Basilica of Saint Mary Podcast

Jun 15, 2020

Alex has a conversation with Deacon Joe Townsend. The Diocese of Arlington seminarian was ordained to the diaconate on June 13, 2020. He is currently staying at the Basilica of Saint Mary for his summer assignment.

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.