Upcoming Events

Nov 19 to Nov 26
2017

Windows to Heaven: A Visual Hymn of Praise

"Windows to Heaven – A Visual Hymn of Praise" Icon Exhibit will run concurrently with the 2017 Festival of Icons at The...
Nov 20 to Nov 26
2017

Icon Exhibits 2017

November 1-26: 23rd annual Festival of Icons in Basilica Sanctuary.Icons dating from the 17th...
Nov 23
2017

Thanksgiving Day: Interfaith Prayer Service

The Thanksgiving Day Interfaith Prayer Service will be held in The Basilica church.This year’s interfaith service will...
Nov 23
2017

Pathways Faith-Based Life Skills Classes

Make a positive change in your life in just 10 weeks! Did you know that every Thursday evening from 6-...
Nov 23
2017

Eucharist: Thanksgiving Day

Mass will be celebrated in The Basilica church.
Nov 24
2017

Centering Prayer

Find your inner silenceConsider joining us for Centering Prayer. Contemplative Prayer Group...
Nov 26
2017

Gregorian Vespers for the Solemnity of Christ the King

Gregorian Vespers will be celebrated in The Basilica choir stalls located directly behind the high altar.Music Ensemble...
Nov 30
2017

Morning Prayer

Morning Prayer is celebrated in the choirs stalls located directly behind the high altar.
Nov 30
2017

Pathways Faith-Based Life Skills Classes

Make a positive change in your life in just 10 weeks! Did you know that every Thursday evening from 6-...

Recent News Posts

Homeless Jesus Dedication

Dedication of Homeless Jesus Sculpture

The Basilica of Saint Mary dedicated the new Timothy P. Schmalz Homeless Jesus bronze sculpture on...

Minneapolis Building Energy Challenge Award

The Basilica of Saint Mary received a 2017 Building Energy Performance Award for outstanding energy...

Work of local iconographer subject of Basilica exhibition

The Catholic Spirit Feature: For years, icons created by local iconographer Nicholas Markell have...

Recent Blog Posts

A Good Spiritual Exercise

Several years ago I had a meeting with my spiritual director and in our conversation I mentioned an...

Thoughts on the Readings for the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (A) 2017

For this Sunday’s readings click on the link below or copy and paste it into your browser. http://...

The Rite of Welcome

On November 19, this year’s class of Inquirers will go through the Rite of Welcome, also known as...

Thoughts on the Readings for the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (A) 2017

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Photos of deceased loved ones

Remembering Our Beloved Dead

My brother Hans proudly sent me a photo of the grave marker he and his children created for the...

Thoughts on the Readings for the 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time (A) 2017

For this Sunday’s readings click on the link below or copy and paste it into your browser.  http://...
Homeless

Extending Kindness Throughout Our Lives

Recently I attended a lecture by author Kathleen Norris. During the course of her talk she shared a...