Jul 19, 2019
Father Nicholas Blank, a Parochial Vicar at the Basilica of Saint Mary, shares the stories of Blessed Jerzy Popieluszko and Blessed Stanley Rother and how their lives impacted his decision to become a priest. This lecture was part of our 2019 Summer Faith and Culture Series. It was recorded on July 18, 2019.
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.