News and Announcements

A Symbol of Catholic Values

February 18, 2020
Honoring our past, celebrating our present, preparing for our future by Johan M.J. van Parys, Ph.D. During his Christmas sermon in 1903 Archbishop John Ireland announced his desire to build a church in Minneapolis that would strikingly symbolize the values and significance o...


The Basilica Announces Selection of HGA to Lead Campus Master Planning Effort

August 09, 2019
The Basilica of Saint Mary and The Basilica Landmark have announced that multidisciplinary design firm HGA has been selected through a competitive process to lead the Master Planning and Phase 1 design for its landmark Minneapolis campus. The team for the project exemplifies a...


2018 Project Report

November 29, 2018
Thank you to our donors for the amazing support, making it possible for us to carry out our mission to preserve, restore, and advance the historic Basilica of Saint Mary for all generations. The projects completed this year are valuable investments in the future of our Basi...


Illumino Video

May 14, 2018
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.     Give to this project today!    


Minneapolis Building Energy Challenge Award

November 10, 2017
The Basilica of Saint Mary received a 2017 Building Energy Performance Award for outstanding energy reduction from the City of Minneapolis. Dave Laurent, Director of Buildings and Grounds accepted the award along with Peter Crain from the Basilica Landmark Board and Facilities As...



Supporting The Basilica Landmark restoration honors the history and plans for the future of The Basilica.