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Basilica of Saint Mary Podcast

Sep 16, 2019

Prayer and Our Mission in Life - Father Edward Hathaway 

"Walking with Christ in Everyday Life" Retreat (Part 5 of 5)

Father Edward Hathaway, Rector of the Basilica of Saint Mary, led a silent retreat at Priest Field Pastoral Center in Kearneysville, West Virginia, on September 13-15, 2019. The theme of the retreat was "Walking with Christ in Everyday Life." The topic of Father Hathaway's final talk was "Prayer and Our Mission in Life."

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.