The Basilica of Saint Mary
June 26, 2017
The Basilica Landmark
Help preserve and restore America’s First Basilica!
Global Stewardship
Promote peace throughout the world in December and January.
The Basilica of Saint Mary
We are located on Hennepin Avenue between 16th & 17th Streets in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Phone: 612.333.1381
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Weekly Musings Blog
Our pastor and staff directors share their thoughts, insights and inspirations.
Recent Publications
· Weekly Newsletter
  January 16, 2014
· Parish Bulletin
  December 27, 2013
· BASILICA Magazine
  December 6, 2013
Today's Reading
12th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Peace Partners

We are part of the local and global community, working for peace and justice in our world.

From Death to Life

From Death to Life is a new partner for peace that has grown on the northside of Minneapolis. Mary Johnson is the mother of a murdered child, and the founder of From Death to Life, an organization dedicated to ending violence through facilitating healing and reconciliation between the families of victims and perpetrators. Donate to From Death to Life.


The mission of Every Church A Peace Church is to call every church to embrace the form of power taught and demonstrated by Jesus, the power of nonviolent struggle. Join them for monthly potlucks, workshops, retreats, and more!

Northside Achievement Zone

The Northside Achievement Zone is a North Minneapolis non-profit group devoted to finding effective and lasting means to peace on the North Side. The Northside Achievement Zone encourages policy-makers, organizations, congregations, corporations and community members to stand together to work for change. For details contact Basilica ambassador Laura Simpson.

Minnesota Alliance of Peacemakers 

The Basilica’s Justice Teams are a member of the Minnesota Alliance of Peacemakers (MAP).  MAP is a non-partisan, ecumenical coalition of 69 peace, justice, environment and U.N.-advocacy organizations. MAP plans workshops, speakers, and other events during the year.

11th Day Prayer for Peace with the Sisters of Saint Joseph

The 11th Day of each Month 6:30pm-7:15pm 
Presentation of Our Lady Chapel, 1890 Randolph Ave., St. Paul
Free and open to all

Join together with others for Peace Prayer on the 11th day of each month. A variety of groups and people have been planning monthly Peace Prayer since 9/11. The theme is selected by those preparing for this special time to gather in prayer for peace in lives and situations throughout the world. The Prayer for Peace is sponsored by the Justice Commission of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet and Consociates. If you would like to contribute your music, prose, poetry and/or planning skills, contact Janice Andersen 612.317.3477.

© 2007 Star Tribune/Minneapolis-St. Paul »
An interfaith peace march held in March 2003. The peace march began with a prayer service at the St. Paul Cathedral, and ended at the State Capital. Hundreds of Basilica peace signs could be seen throughout the Twin Cities. – Photo by the Star Tribune. [Close]

The Basilica as a Peace Site

The Basilica was dedicated as a Peace Site on April 19, 2008!

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