The Basilica of Saint Mary
July 22, 2017
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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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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
Friday of week 15 in Ordinary Time, or...


When all words fail, clay, paint or metal become the primary medium for communication. Over the centuries, the visual arts have become the primary tool in the communication of the message of the Gospel. Today, the sacred arts fulfill the same God-given mission.


The artists-in-residence program was established in 1996. The intent of the program is to attract artistic talent to the Basilica and to give artists the opportunity to present sacred art under the patronage of the Basilica. The Rose Ensemble has had an ongoing musical relationship with The Basilica of Saint Mary since the inception of the program.

Permanent Collection

Throughout the campus, visitors will encounter works of art that tell our story. Some speak about our faith tradition; others relay the story of our local community. Together they present a visual image of the rich tapestry of Catholic Christians living in twentieth century Minneapolis.

John XXIII Gallery

Some Collections


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This watercolor of The Basilica of Saint Mary was commissioned by Father O'Connell in 1996. – Painting by Susan Amidon. [Close]
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