Aug 29, 2018
In our inaugural edition of The Basilica of Saint Mary Podcast, Alex Solsma begins by talking to Basilica Rector Father Edward Hathaway (0:00-9:47) about an upcoming Mass with Bishop Burbidge at the Basilica and ongoing construction projects at the parish and school. Alex then chats with Louis DiCocco (9:47-21:24) of St. Jude Liturgical Arts Studio about their role in creating the Basilica's ombrellino and tintinnabulum.
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.