Jul 16, 2020
Father David Dufresne, a Parochial Vicar at the Basilica of Saint Mary, talks about scapulars and other sacramentals. It is from his homily during a Mass at the Basilica for the Memorial of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. It was recorded on July 16, 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.