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Throughout the year a number of other campus improvements were completed. Continually maintaining and improving our campus is crucial to our mission.  Lower level kitchen: plumbing and drainage updates, new flooring, sinks, cabinets, and refrigerators ...

    2018 marks an important milestone in the restoration of The Basilica Landmark. This past year, exterior tuck-pointing was completed on The Basilica dome—reaching over 138 feet in the air. Throughout the past 25-years tuck-pointing repairs have been mad...

The storage garage for seasonal equipment was completed in 2017. Previously, summer lawn mowers and winter snow blowers had to be rotated to an off-site storage garage due to limited space. This new garage allows staff and volunteer maintenance teams to easily access the equipmen...

    Help us illuminate the mission of The Basilica Landmark as we transform our interior dome lighting to LEDs — offering our historic space a life-sustaining future for the people and purpose we serve. Currently, the interior dome lighting utilizes 29,000 wa...

The Basilica Landmark continually strives to make the church and campus facilities accessible and welcoming to all parishioners and visitors. The 2017 Landmark Ball Fund-A-Need successfully raised $125,000 for accessibility improvements throughout the campus. The interior and ex...

The Saint Anthony of Padua Chapel, located to the east of the sanctuary, restoration included cleaning the Mankato limestone to the original natural color. In addition, the plaster of the coffered ceiling was repaired and restored to its original color palette. Lighting was updat...

Each building on our campus has a timeline for roof repairs and replacements and is regularly inspected for damage. Maintaining all the roofs in good condition is critical to preserving the structures. A new copper roof was installed on the flat main nave of the Church in 1993...

The Basilica of Saint Mary has been a welcoming community for people of all ages, wherever they are on their faith journey, for more than a century. The Building of Hope has been a spiritual home to many, a place for those most in need in our community and a cultural center. It i...

The Narthex is The Basilica’s main entrance. Previous roof and wall leaks, which have since been repaired, and decades of votive candle smoke have taken their toll on the decorative interiors of this space. In the course of this project, the limestone walls were cleaned, re...

In 2014, new energy efficient lighting was added to the façade of the church to light the bell towers, Mary stone carving, and increase the illumination of the Rose Window. The front of The Basilica had been poorly lit and created a safety hazard. The new lighting has enha...

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