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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: Ensuring that The Basilica stands strong for its next 100 years and beyond. Our mission of preservation and restoration requires dedicated support so that generations to come will enjoy its beauty and ministries. Donate today! 

The 7th Annual Emmanuel Masqueray Ball
Infused with the loveliness of a Minnesota spring, immersing you in Blooming Brilliance, with culinary delights, seasonal surprises, and music from R Factor! To purchase tickets and learn more, click here.

Masqueray Ball Online Auction Has Begun!
Anticipation for this year’s Ball is building with the launch of the online auction.There are more great items than ever before with something for everyone including concert and theater tickets, hotel stays and more. Click here and start bidding today!

Giving To The Basilica Landmark - Matching Gift Opportunity
Thanks to an anonymous donor, we can do even more in the coming years. Through an amazing $2.5 million matching gift, any new gifts or increased gifts of $1,000 or more to The Basilica Landmark will be matched! In 2014 The Landmark will continue its mission to preserve and restore our historic campus and buildings by investing in many vital projects, including an energy efficient heating system for the Basilica church and school, the removal of attic insulation in the church, and much more. With your help, we can continue with the ongoing restoration needs of our beloved buildings. Please support The Basilica Landmark’s Annual Fund with an online gift here. Thank you for your generosity. 

Improvements Around The Basilica Campus
In 2013, the Basilica campus was very busy with imporvement projects funded by The Basilica Landmark, including: re-roofing the Basilica School building, restoring the Sacristy stained glass windows, and updating the Reardon Rectory to make it accessible for all. Learn more about the projects here

The Landmark Receives the Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Award
The Basilica Landmark, along with Crawford Merz, Miller Dunwiddie, Conrad Schmidt, and Schuler Shook & Evergreen, has received the Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Award for the restoration of the Narthex and Sacristy. This award is to recognize projects, individuals, and organizations that celebrate, preserve, and enhance the city's heritage and historic character. Learn more about this project here.