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Stacy Glaus

Icon Exhibits 2019

Sunday, November 17, 2019 (All day) to Monday, November 25, 2019 (All day)

November 1-25: 25th annual Festival of Icons in Basilica Sanctuary.

Icons dating from the 17th century to contemporary time are collected and borrowed from churches and individuals throughout the Twin Cities.


Sunday, November 3: The Icon Festival opens with a procession during the 9:30 AM and 11:30 AM Masses


2020 Icon Classes
Saturday mornings: March 14, 21, 28 and April 4, 2020
The Basilica of Saint Mary has hosted annual Icon classes during Lent since 2011. Participants have painted Icons of The Holy Face, The Return of the Prodigal Son,  John the Baptist,  The Visitation, Mary of Magdala, Mother of God of Tender Feeling, Francis, Seraphim of Sarov, and Angels.  During Lent 2020  participants will paint an Icon of Saint Mary – Untier of Knots. Tuition is $295 for first time participants; this includes all materials. Contact Deb at 612.889.5868 to register.