On the way to Baltimore

Father and I just crossed the Delaware at Willmington. We will visit the Basilica and then go to the Mount.

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  1. Christopher says:

    I regret not going to the basilica when I was in Baltimore
    I did make it to the mount though, you can check out my post here if you like:


  2. TJM says:

    Father Z, the old basilica in Baltimore is really a beautifully restored Church. If my memory serves me correctly, the TLM is celebrated there, weekly.
    All the best, Tom

  3. Steve Girone says:

    You may have noticed a very large statue of the Blessed Mother just over the bridge on the right as you
    entered Delaware. This 33 foot high statue was recently dedicated at Holy Spirit Parish and would be well
    worth a quick visit on your return trip.

  4. Ken says:

    The traditional Latin Mass is said not at the basilica in Baltimore, but very close, at the absolutely breathtaking (interior) Saint Alphonsus church.

  5. Fabrizio says:

    Delaware? Just in time for Sen. Biden’s latest essay on intellectual honesty and command of Catholic teaching and history!


  6. Deo volente says:


    I’m glad you are coming to Baltimore! I echo the comment above about visiting both the Basilica and Saint Alphonsus. They are close and both are gorgeous in their own ways.

    You mentioned seminarians recently. I think you’ll be really impressed by those at the Mount. It is a gorgeous campus and the men are as solid as you’ll find.

    Pax et bonum!

  7. EJ says:

    It’s too bad a blognic wasn’t possible this time in the DC/Baltimore area, you have alot of fans here! Do take a peek at St. Alphonsus if you can, the interior is truly breathtaking.

  8. Chris says:

    Fr., if you’re in D.C. on Wednesday at lunch, come to the national basically to the Lourdes Chapel where the 12:10 traditional Mass has now resumed with Fr. Fritz.

  9. Lucia says:

    ever been to the Basilica in DC? I haven’t been to the Baltimore one (although I am sure it is wonderful). If you get a chance, go to the (warning: long title coming) Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception here in DC ASAP!

  10. fortradition says:

    Happy that you are coming to Baltimore, the Premier See. Note that when in the Basilica of the Assumption, which was recently restored and is beautiful, you’ll see the actual place where Cardinal Eugenio Pacelli prayed when he came on his visit to the U.S. before he became Pope Pius XII. St. Alphonsus is in the same area and is really worth seeing with so many lovely statues. The TLM is said there every Sunday at 11:30 a.m. and is the only Church in the Archdiocese which has that distinction.

  11. In Baltimore, do visit the estate house of Charles Carroll, Jr., son of Charles Carroll of Carrollton, the Catholic signer of the Declaration of Independence. It is on the Homewood Campus of my alma mater, the Johns Hopkins Unversity up on Charles Street. Beautiful home, carefully restored.

  12. TJM says:

    fortradition, thanks for confirming my statement about the TLM being offered at the Basilica. I was beginning to think I was getting senile! Tom

  13. Fr. Michael Darcy says:

    Welcome to the Diocese of Wilmington, Delaware Fr. Z — Fr. Michael Darcy, Associate Pastor, St. Ann’s Bethany Beach, Delaware

  14. Ken says:

    There seems to be confusion on basilicas and traditional Latin Masses: the basilica shrine in D.C. has Low Mass Wednesdays at 12:10 p.m. in the Lourdes chapel; the basilica in Baltimore does not have the traditional Latin Mass. It is said Sundays at 11:30 at nearby Saint Alphonsus church.

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