Jun 12, 2019
Alex Solsma interviews Jonathan Smith, a seminarian for the
Diocese of Arlington, whose home parish is the Basilica of Saint
Mary. He describes his journey to the seminary and what his plans
are for this summer.
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.