Tag Archive for: Basilica

Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral – New York, NY

This week, our journey takes us to The Big Apple! Come on a journey with our Media Production Assistant, Jason Nunez, as we spiritually travel to St. Patrick’s Cathedral. This is not the St. Patrick’s Cathedral you may be thinking about. The Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral is one of the most historic churches in the United States.

During our journey, you will hear about:

  • Learn about the history of The Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral and the cemetery located on its grounds.
  • Hear about the life of Bishop Joseph John Hughes.
  • And what lies beneath this pilgrim destination?

We are so grateful to this month’s sponsor, Veronica Leal in honor of Deacon Dan McShane, who made this podcast episode possible.

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Jewel for the Journey:

Here’s to a long life and a merry one. – St. Patrick

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A Closer Look at Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral:

Journey to the Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence, Italy

Come on a journey with Mary Jane Fox and her guest, Debbie Garza, Ministry of Pilgrimage Group Leader for Pilgrim Center of Hope to the Basilica of Santa Croce (or Basilica of the Holy Cross) in Florence, Italy! This pilgrim destination has many connections to a multitude of famous artists, is the largest Franciscan church in the world, and is the final resting place of Michelangelo.

During our journey, you will discover:

  • The church that is called the Temple of Italian Glories, its history and some of its many famous works of art.
  • What was the faith of the Renaissance artists like?
  • How can sacred art greatly impact our daily spiritual journey?
  • Visio Divina – a brief guide in contemplating art and more!

Featured Image: “Firenze – Basilica di Santa Croce” by Fred Romero from Paris, France, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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Jewel for the Journey

Painters, sculptors, and musicians, … photographers and poets, artists of every discipline, are called to shine beauty, especially where darkness or gray dominates everyday life. They are the custodians of beauty, heralds, and witnesses of hope for humanity. – Pope Francis

A Closer Look at the Our Mother of Africa Chapel:

Where is the Basilica of Santa Croce Located?

Sacred Heart Basilica – Univ. Notre Dame, South Bend, IN

Come on an audio pilgrimage with Angela Sealana to the stunning Sacred Heart Basilica on the campus of the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana!

During our time together, we will learn:

  • How was the Catholic faith brought to South Bend?
  • What makes this Basilica unique in the entire world?
  • What relics & sacred treasures are housed in the Basilica?
  • Much more!

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Jewel for the Journey:

“I invite each one of you to look with confidence to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and to repeat often, especially during this month of June: Jesus, meek and humble of heart, transform our hearts and teach us to love God and our neighbor with generosity.” – Pope Francis

Twelve Promises to St. Marguerite Marie Alacoque, for those devoted to the Sacred Heart:

1.  I will give them all the graces necessary in their state of life.
2. I will establish peace in their homes.
3. I will comfort them in all their afflictions.
4. I will be their secure refuge during life, and above all, in death.
5. I will bestow abundant blessings upon all their undertakings.
6. Sinners will find in My Heart the source and infinite ocean of mercy.
7. Lukewarm souls shall become fervent.
8. Fervent souls shall quickly mount to high perfection.
9. I will bless every place in which an image of My Heart is exposed
and honored.
10. I will give to priests the gift of touching the most hardened hearts.
11. Those who shall promote this devotion shall have their names
written in My Heart.
12. I promise you in the excessive mercy of My Heart that My all powerful love will grant to all those who receive Holy Communion
on the First Fridays in nine consecutive months the grace of
final perseverance; they shall not die in My disgrace, nor without
receiving their sacraments. My divine Heart shall be their safe refuge in this last moment.

A Closer Look at Sacred Heart Basilica:

Images courtesy University of Notre Dame. All rights reserved.

Where is the Basilica of the the Sacred Heart?

Immaculate Conception Shrine – Washington, D.C.

Join Mary Jane Fox for a virtual pilgrimage to Immaculate Conception Shrine located in Washington D.C. The United States has long been considered the great melting pot, where people from many diverse lands have come to dwell. The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception is proud to reflect this rich heritage of America. During this program, Mary Jane will help us learn more about:

  • The first Mass celebrated during its construction.
  • The Basilica’s beautiful architecture, chapel, oratories, and Sacred Art.
  • Which Saints have visited this National Treasure?


Saint Mother Teresa

“Pray especially to Our Blessed Mother Mary, placing all your intentions into her hands. For she loves you as she loves her Son. She will guide you in all your relationships so that peace may fill your life.”