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Building | noun
-Built from 1907-1915, the vision of Archbishop John Ireland
-Designed by renowned French architect Emmanuel Masqueray
-Stained glass windows tell the story of Mary’s life

Building | verb
-Providing over 22,000 meals through shelters and Meals on Wheels
-Helping 400 people annually through employment ministry
-Distributing 7,700 vouchers for shoes and 6,000 bus passes or gas vouchers
-Serve nearly 500 sandwiches and cups of coffee at the door each week
-Hosting over 20 public concerts a year


The Building of Hope

The Basilica of Saint Mary – America’s first Basilica – is a stunning, sacred place designed in Beaux Arts style by French architect Emmanuel Masqueray.

But The Basilica is more than an important architectural Landmark. It’s a center for the arts, refuge for those in need, and a beacon of hope for our metropolitan area.

Please support the Building of Hope. Your gift to The Basilica Landmark will support our mission of preservation and restoration so that generations to come will enjoy its beauty and ministries. Donate today! 

The Building Of Hope
Every person who comes to The Basilica receives shelter. Some come carrying everything they own, to find warmth and hope. Others come empty-handed, and leave spiritually renewed. Every day of every season, The Basilica is a haven for all, body and soul. And now The Building of Hope needs your support.  The century old building stands magnificently in the Minneapolis skyline, but requires constant care to endure for generations to come. In the coming months we will repoint the church exterior to protect the church interior, Cowley Center renovation and expansion for community programs, and school exterior repointing and improvements. Help preserve our shelter with gift to The Basilica Landmark Annual Fund HERE.

The Basilica Landmark Ball
Save the date for the 2017 Basilica Landmark Ball. Saturday, May 20, 2017 at US Bank Stadium. Details to come. 

Gift Deadline for 2016 Tax Credit
In order to receive tax-deduction credit for your 2016 taxes, mailed checks must be postmarked by Saturday, December 31, 2016. Online gifts via credit card need to be received by midnight on December 31. The Basilica offices are closed on Friday, December 30, 2016 and Monday, January 2, 2017.
Ball 2015