Father Edward Hathaway, Rector of the Basilica of Saint Mary in
Alexandria, Virginia, gives a homily during a Mass at the Basilica
during the Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph. It
was given on December 26, 2021.
About the Podcast
Founded in 1795, the Basilica of Saint Mary in Old Town Alexandria is the first Catholic Church 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.