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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! 

Thank You to All to Joined Us to Celebrate our New Facade Lighting!
Thursday, August 7th, 8:30pm

Many gathered on the front lawn of The Basilica to watch the debut of our new church facade lighting on Thursday, August 7th. See the photos here

The 7th Annual Emmanuel Masqueray Ball
Infused with the loveliness of a Minnesota spring, the 2014 Blooming Brilliance ball was a success! View photos here.

Matching Gift Opportunity
An unprecedented $2.5 million matching gift by an anonymous donor will allow us to match any new gifts or increased gifts of $1,000 or more to The Basilica Landmark,

Landmark projects this year include an energy efficient heating and cooling system for the Basilica church and school, converting Cowley Center's nursery into a large meeting space and lighting the facade of the church. Please support The Basilica Landmark’s Annual Fund with an online gift here.