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Get Ready for Rome helps the thoughtful traveler prepare to visit the Eternal City by introducing the city’s main monuments and the sometimes acrimonious dialogue they imply. Add value to your visit to Rome by getting to know in advance the ideas and history that stand behind St. Peter’s Basilica, the Colosseum, the Sistine Chapel and other familiar but put poorly understood sites of one of the world’s greatest cities.
 
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Nicholas Orwin

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The Ravages history podcast focuses on military history, from the wars of Ancient Greece and Rome to the battlefields of the Second World War. As well as this focus, it will also spotlight important events and individuals throughout history.
 
Goop Tales is a favorite storytelling podcast among parents. Visit gooptales.com and discover over 90 original audio stories for kids filled with whimsy and wonder for young listeners ages 3 to 9, but fun for curious minds of any age! This podcast for kids is a great way to engage the other senses while escaping the screen zombies and experiencing entertainment and education in a new way. Let Maria's clear and slow voice beguile the youngsters with age appropriate stories for kids, songs and ...
 
Break Forth Journeys brings you on a free Christian tour to the Lands of the Bible. Each episode brings you right to the places where prophets, priests, kings, apostles and of course, our Messiah, Jesus walked. As the message unfolds you hear the living sounds of the very environment around our speaker and you’ll be transported to the very place and time. These messages have been recorded right on site during our trips to the lands of the Bible. We bring you messages right from Israel, Jorda ...
 
New sounds, old sounds, analog sounds, as long as its good in any layer you may find it here. We are writting/recording/producing these tracks as we go. New tracks usually come out by the end of every week-end. If your sick of the same old techno/pop/commercial sound, than this podcast is for you. Combining first generation analog-MIDI gear with the latest in software to really bring out where the groove wants to go.
 
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Father David Dufresne, a Parochial Vicar at the Basilica of Saint Mary in Alexandria, VA, talks about the power of going on a pilgrimage and, more specifically, shares about leading a walking pilgrimage next May in Spain, on the Camino de Santiago, the Way of Saint James. For more information, click here and here.…
 
Meet Maria and have your Goop idea turned into reality. Click here to participate in our raffle contest, it’s free and only takes 2 minutes. Is there a little one in your life who is always laughing? They sometimes laugh even when it’s inappropriate, or they laugh so hard it hurts others’ feelings. If this sounds like a child you know, send them ov…
 
Award-winning Catholic author, Mike Aquilina, is our guest in today's ninth installment in our Year of Saint Joseph podcast series, which we release on the 19th of every month. He shares about his relationship with Saint Joseph and explains what's involved in a consecration to Jesus' foster father. The Basilica of Saint Mary will embark on a parish…
 
Hey Goopies!!! It's the last day to enter our special Halloween Giveaway! You can win a special Zoom call with Maria where you plan a Goop Tales episodes, plus a Goop Tales t-shirt! Simply enter by entering your email on our website https://gooptales.com and leaving a review on iTunes or a voicemail message for Maria on our website! Visit https://g…
 
David Elliott, the Basilica of Saint Mary Music Director, has created the Saint Gregory Children’s Choir School, a four-year program of comprehensive musical training and immersion into the Catholic choral tradition for children, ages 8-12. Children do not need to be a student at the Basilica School of Saint Mary or a parishioner at the Basilica. N…
 
This episode examines one of the most famous drawings in the world - Leonardo's "Vitruvian Man." From the meaning of the subject, to those artists who influenced Leonardo, to how the drawing has come to symbolize the historical period known as the Renaissance, we shall unpack the extraordinary image that put humanity back at the center of the unive…
 
Our Lord reminds us that whatever we do for the poor among us we do for Him. We hear Him with our hearts and minds, but the daily demands of life can leave us without the opportunity to respond in a most personal way. Becoming a volunteer and/or making a sacrificial donation to our parish’s St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP) Society is that opportunity. On…
 
Orestes Brownson was one of the most important intellectuals of the 19th century and a restless religious seeker. In this episode, Tom and Noëlle Crowe tell us of his lifelong journey that ended in the Catholic Church, and next time will share some of his most famous ideas. The post Orestes Brownson, His Biography and Conversion appeared first on S…
 
To celebrate the Dante Year (this year is the 700th anniversary of the great poet’s death), Nora Hamerman shares a presentation on Sept. 21, 2021 at the Basilica of Saint Mary's Lyceum from 7:30-9 p.m. to help us travel through his vision of the Afterlife among the Blessed, joined by masterful artists, such as Sandro Botticelli and Salvador Dalí, a…
 
Is there a little one in your life who absolutely adores books? Their room is full of them, and they seem forever lost in a new story. If it didn’t take long for a child to come to mind, send them over to Goop World, where the Goop kids will take them on magical journeys to beautiful places in this relaxing podcast. Bookatashi’s adventure in Bhutan…
 
Lisa Dolan is a Basilica of Saint Mary parishioner, whose husband, Navy Captain Robert E. Dolan Jr. died during the Sept. 11, 2001 attack on the Pentagon. She has been extremely busy lately, but was kind enough to take the time to record into her phone her memories of her husband and the tragic day of 9/11. She talks about her strong faith and the …
 
Dan Ermer is a Basilica of Saint Mary parishioner and one of the leaders of the That Man is You! (TMIY!) apostolate at the parish. TMIY! honestly addresses the pressures and temptations that men face in our modern culture, especially those relating to their roles as husbands and fathers. The program harmonizes current social and medical science wit…
 
This episode examines one of Leonardo da Vinci's most celebrated portraits, the subject of which was Cecilia Gallerani, mistress of Ludovico Sforza. In this beautiful portrait, today located in Krakow, Poland, Leonardo introduced further innovations to the genre of Italian portraiture particularly by figuring out how to bring the portrait to life.…
 
Aaron Zanca, the Basilica's Assistant Director of Youth and Young Adult Apostolates, shares about an upcoming hike along the Appalachian Trail, in order to arrive at Harpers Ferry’s historic St. Peter's Church. High school students are invited to participate. The event will take place on September 18, 2021. To register your child for the trip, clic…
 
Father David Dufresne, a Parochial Vicar at the Basilica of Saint Mary, offers a reflection on Annunciation during our Communal First Saturday for September. As part of our Communal First Saturdays, one of our priests will reflect on a Mystery of the Rosary -- in this particular episode, on the First Joyful Mystery -- on the first Saturday of every…
 
Simple German farmers fleeing European wars in the 19th century brought their Catholic faith with them to western Ohio. Tom and Noëlle Crowe tell us how Fr. Francis de Sales Brunner and his order provided those small communities with more than 30 beautiful, soaring cross-tipped churches. The post The Land of the Cross-Tipped Churches appeared first…
 
Hilary Munger is the Director of Religious Education at the Basilica of Saint Mary in Alexandria, VA. In this episode, she shares about the importance of continuing faith formation to grow a relationship with Jesus and how that knowledge inspires her to help others be formed in the faith so that, she hopes and prays, they become the saints that God…
 
Duke Ludovico Sforza’s principal motivation for bringing Leonardo to Milan was most likely Leonardo’s experience in working with bronze. The duke was hoping to apply Leonardo’s experience and talent to the realization of a colossal equestrian monument in honor of his father Francesco Sforza. This episode examines the complex 20-year history of this…
 
Mariane Staron is the Director of the Basilica of Saint Mary's Youth and Young Adult Apostolates, a position she was named to during the summer. She talks about her faith journey and how she is trying to form a community of youths and young adults who follow Christ as missionary disciples. For more information, please click here: https://stmaryoldt…
 
Monica Favela George and Rebecca McCullers talk about the Basilica of Saint Mary's Saint Katharine Drexel Society (SKDS), which was founded in June of 2020 in response to recent events of racial injustice. The society prays for the healing of our nation, especially for the historical wounds inflicted by slavery that continue to affect our populace,…
 
The Legion of Mary was founded on Sept. 7, 1921 in Dublin, Ireland. It is the largest apostolic organization of lay people in the Catholic Church, with more than three million active members in almost every country of the world. The main purpose of the Legion of Mary is to give glory to God through the sanctification of its members. It has been act…
 
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