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Basilica of Saint Mary Podcast

Feb 22, 2021

This edition of the podcast spotlights the Congregation of Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

First, Father James McCormack - the novice master, prefect of formation, and local superior in Washington, D.C. - gives the history of the Marians of the Immaculate Conception and shares his vocation story.

Then two novices, Aaron deSa and Elliott Yozwiak, explain what drew them to discern religious life with the Marians.

This podcast was recorded during the monthly meeting of the Basilica’s Luminaries of Holy Mary on February 20, 2021.

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.