Apr 16, 2020
Alex has a conversation with Diocese of Arlington Seminarian Jonathan Smith. He will be ordained a transitional deacon this year. Jonathan shares a story about meeting Pope Francis, talks about living at the Basilica during the Coronavirus pandemic, and gives an update about when he will be ordained.
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.