Jun 5, 2019
Alex Solsma interviews Tony Bennett, a seminarian for the
Diocese of Arlington who will be spending his summer at the
Basilica of Saint Mary for his summer assignment. Bennett describes
his journey from working professionally as a pipefitter to entering
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.