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 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!
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.