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Basilica of Saint Mary Podcast

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 the seminary. 

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.