Help the Basilica win restoration funding

September 20, 2011


We just received this e-mail from the Basilica of Saint Mary…

Dear Friends,

We are thrilled to announce that American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation just named The Basilica of Saint Mary as one of the only 25 local sites selected to participate in this year’s Partners in Preservation Program. Under this initiative, we are eligible to vie for up to $125,000 in preservation funding from American Express.

The Basilica of Saint Mary is now competing in a 3 week long Facebook contest. The public will be casting votes for the places they would most like to see receive funding at The site that receives the highest number of public votes is guaranteed to receive funding. If The Basilica of Saint Mary wins, we will able to completely restore the Narthex and the Sacristy.

Your support and votes are needed. From September 20 through October 12, please follow these 5 simple steps:

  1. Go to
  2. “Like” the page, if you haven’t already.
  3. Find The Basilica of Saint Mary in the list of sites.
  4. Cast your vote.
  5. Repeat tomorrow!

We need your help! Please spread the word – send this message to family, friends, colleagues, everyone you know! It’s fun, it’s easy, it’s fast and we need your votes.

Please join us in Facebooking for historic preservation funds and helping protect The Basilica of Saint Mary – a Twin Cities’ treasured historical site.

Fr. John Bauer


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Craig converted to the Catholic Faith in 1998. He enjoys spending time with his family, blogging, building websites and producing music.

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