angels unawares magazine cover
Photo provided by: 
Elyse Rethlake

BASILICA Magazine Fall 2021

The Fall 2021 issue of BASILICA Magazine  

Beauty that Saves: A Basilica Celebration of the Sacred Arts



Inside this issue

6 Angels Unawares
A sculpture by Timothy Schmalz
by Johan M.J. van Parys, Ph.D.

11 Basilica Homecoming
Renew & Reconnect
by Mae Desaire

12 Shelter Me
Our hearts’ song during the pandemic
by Teri Larson

14 Archbishop Hebda
Celebrating five years
by Eileen Bock

16 From Patent Law to Priesthood
Fr. Mike Reinhardt
by Rachel Newman Hogness

18 Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI)
Our call to heal and grow together
by Frank Christopher

20 New Faces, New Roles
Welcoming team members to The Basilica staff
by Elyse Rethlake

22 Welcome Dr. Katherine Crawford Luber
Mia’s Nivin and Duncan MacMillan
Director and President
by Johan M.J. van Parys, Ph.D.

24 Our Sacred Arts
New acquisitions to The Basilica collections
by Kathy Dhaemers

27 A Virtual Basilica
Expanding our online ministry
by Mae Desaire

28 The Spirit of Generosity
Reflections on giving
by Sue McGuigan

30 Basilica Block Party 2021
Back on the block


The cover features the Angels Unawares sculpture on display at The Basilica in August 2021.

Thank you to the dedicated team of volunteers who created this piece.

The award-winning BASILICA magazine is sponsored by The Basilica Landmark, a 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to preserve, restore, and advance the historic Basilica of Saint Mary for all generations. 

Each issue includes in-depth features about the people, art, history, and spirituality that make The Basilica a vibrant community. 
BASILICA is published twice a year with a circulation of 15,000. 

For advertising information please contact Carla Piazza Marchio.



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