Today we’re a couple of blocks away from Old Saint Patrick’s at The Church of the Most Precious Blood of Jesus. Located in the heart of Little Italy, it’s a beautiful title that reminds us that by the most precious blood of Jesus we are washed clean and saved.
Did you know the Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral was the largest indoor space in New York state when it was built? It’s had many famous Catholics step through its doors. Make sure you stop by if you’re ever in New York
We’re inside the Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral today. In 2010, I asked Pope Benedict that he designate this a basilica. A basilica is a church or cathedral granted special privileges by the pope.
Cardinal Dolan’s New York continues! In my last video I discussed the history of the Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral’s cemetery, but do you know some of the people who are buried here, including in the catacombs?
I’m at the Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral, the second cathedral in the original 13 colonies in 1808. “Cathedral” comes from the Greek word “cathedra” which means chair. The cathedral is where the bishop’s chair is. Tune in later this week for more on the Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral.
Come join me as I take you to some of my favorite Catholic spots in New York over the coming weeks. From Old Saint Patrick’s to the Seton Shrine, and even a tavern in between — see Cardinal Dolan’s New York on my social media channels starting tomorrow at 10AM EST
A blessed summer to all! When I think about the word recreation, I think of God re-creating us. We all need time to pray, reflect & spend time with family. I’ll be taking some time off from social media, but you can still check my page for reflections, updates & previous videos
Aspirations are simple, short prayers. They are simple to say and lift our minds up to the Lord. There are tons of them — here are a few I like to say!
One of the intentions for which we can offer up our prayers is for the poor souls in purgatory. These are the souls that are waiting for God’s infinitive mercy in Heaven. We can help them with our prayers.
Offer it up. Take your pain or worries and offer it up to Heaven and Jesus on the Cross. Pope Saint John Paul II called it redemptive suffering. Offer it up, folks!