Had there not been 3 feet of snow when I woke up in January 2009, I might not be a priest today. I was set to leave seminary that morning! That blizzard was a "sign" to me from the Lord that He wanted me to stay. He gives us ALL signs like that. They are are "Transfiguration" moments--meant to sustain us in times of doubt and darkness.
My goal at the Basilica is to promote the fullness of the faith--in my preaching, teaching, worship and outreach. I want the Basilica to become a place of refuge in Baltimore. I want to show the world that simply doing what Christ asks is enough to renew a Church, a City and the World. But I need help in achieving this goal. Please read my letter below and consider supporting our efforts. Thanks and God bless, Fr. James