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National Shrine
The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception is a Catholic church dedicated to the patroness of our nation.
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“In dangers, in doubts, in difficulties, think of Mary, call upon Mary. Let not her name depart from your lips, never suffer it to leave your heart. And that you may obtain the assistance of her prayer, neglect not to walk in her footsteps."-St. Bernard of Clairvaux
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National Shrine Aug 17
"To give worthy praise to the Lord's mercy, we unite ourselves with Your Immaculate Mother, for then our hymn will be more pleasing to You, because She is chosen from among men and angels. Through Her, as through a pure crystal, Your mercy was passed on to us."- Saint Faustina
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National Shrine Aug 16
“To thee, O Queen of heaven, and to thy guardianship, I commend the holy Church, all the bishops and the clergy, the whole kingdom, its rulers and inhabitants; but before all, I commend my soul to thy care.”- Saint Stephen of Hungary
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National Shrine Aug 15
“With loving fervor in our hearts, we salute and honor you as Queen of Peace. We pray that your intercession May protect us and all people from hatred and discord l, and direct our hearts into the way of peace and justice which your Son taught and exemplified.”
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National Shrine Aug 15
“My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord; my spirit rejoices in God my Savior for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant. From this day all generations will call me blessed.” -Luke 1
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National Shrine Aug 15
“Brothers and sisters: Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since death came through man, the resurrection of the dead came also through man.”-Corinthians 15
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National Shrine Aug 15
”The Queen stands at your right hand, arrayed in gold.”
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National Shrine Aug 15
“A great sign appeared in the sky, a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars.”-Revelation 11
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National Shrine Aug 15
“Almighty ever-living God, who assumed the Immaculate Virgin Mary, the Mother of your Son, body and soul into heavenly glory, grant that, always attentive to the things that are above, we may merit to be sharers of her glory.”
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National Shrine Aug 15
"A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon beneath her feet, and on her head, a crown of twelve stars."- Rev. 12:1
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National Shrine Aug 14
“If anyone does not wish to have Mary Immaculate for his Mother, he will not have Christ for his Brother.”- Saint Maximilian Kolbe
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National Shrine Aug 13
“Sing praise to the Lord enthroned in Zion; proclaim among the nations his deeds.” -Psalm 9
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National Shrine Aug 11
“Gaze upon Him, consider Him, contemplate Him, as you desire to imitate Him. Totally love Him, who gave Himself totally for your love.”- St. Clare of Assisi
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National Shrine Aug 10
"O God, giver of that ardor of love for you by which Saint Lawrence was outstandingly faithful in service and glorious martyrdom, grant that we may love what he loved and put into practice what he taught."
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National Shrine Aug 9
"One cannot desire freedom from the cross when one is especially chosen for the cross.”- St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross
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National Shrine Aug 8
"The Rosary is a fortress against evil. It is a sign to Satan that you belong to Our Lady; therefore, you should always carry it on your person."-St. Dominic
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National Shrine Aug 7
"Call upon Mary who stood at the foot of her Son's cross to stand by you. Good Mothers do not neglect the cry of their children. Our good mother, Mary, will never turn a deaf ear to her children who cry out to her in their need."-Msgr. Walter Rossi
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National Shrine Aug 6
“In a resplendent cloud the Holy Spirit appeared. The Father’s voice was heard: ‘This is my beloved son, with whom I am well pleased. Listen to Him’”
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National Shrine Aug 4
“If you invoke the Blessed Virgin when you are tempted, she will come at once to your help, and Satan will leave you.”-St. John Vianney
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National Shrine Aug 3
"Clothe us, Lord God, with the virtues of the Heart of your Son and set us aflame with his love, that, conformed to his image, we may merit a share in eternal redemption."
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