Dec 14, 2019
“From the Cross to the Crèche” – Father Edward Hathaway
Father Edward Hathaway, Rector of the
Basilica of Saint Mary, reflects on the importance of sacred art
and the significance of the crèche (Nativity scene) as a way to
evangelize during the Advent and Christmas seasons. This talk was
recorded on December 14, 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.