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Basilica of Saint Mary Podcast

Feb 19, 2020

"Catholicism in Colonial America" with Father Charles Connor - 1795 Lecture Series

Father Connor is a faculty member at Mount Saint Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland. An expert in Church history, he is the author of Pioneer Priests and Makeshift Altars: A History of Catholicism in the Thirteen Colonies. He has hosted several television programs on EWTNincluding Catholic Beginnings, a series that explores the rich Catholic heritage in America and its influence on the nation.

This lecture was recorded on February 18, 2020.

The "1795 Lecture Series" is one of the ways the Basilica of Saint Mary is commemorating our 225th anniversary. 

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.