Category Archives: Maryland

National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is Oldest Catholic Church in the United States

The Baltimore Basilica opened in 1821 and is the first and oldest Catholic Church in the United States. It is considered the Mother of Catholicism in America. In addition to being a church, the National Shrine of the Assumption of … Continue reading

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National Shrine of Mother Seton

Mother Seton founded the Sisters of Chairty of St. Joseph, “the first new community for religious women to be established in the United States” Grounds include the Bascilica of the National Shrine of Elizabeth Ann Seton, the Stone House that … Continue reading

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