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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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How has Mary's Shrine impacted your spiritual life?
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National Shrine Feb 22
Last night, Sister Anna Wray, OP kicked off our 2018 Lenten Reflection Series on the "Seven Last Words of Christ." Here is her reflection on the First Word: “Father forgive them, for they know not what they do.”
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National Shrine Feb 22
“And so I say to you, you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my Church, and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it.”
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National Shrine Feb 21
Tonight we began our 2018 Lenten Reflection Series on the “Seven Last Words of Christ.” Sister Anna Wray, OP gave the first reflection on The First Word: “Father forgive them, for they know not what they do.” Join us next Tuesday after the 5:15pm Mass for our second reflection.
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National Shrine Feb 21
Last week, announced that Blessed Pope Paul VI will be canonized later this year. Did you know that an image of Blessed Pope Paul VI can be found in our ?
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National Shrine Feb 20
We invite you to join us tomorrow for our first Lenten Reflection on the Seven Last Words of Christ. Sister Anna Wray, OP, teaching fellow at will offer our first reflection.
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National Shrine Feb 18
"Jesus went to the desert, in solitude and prayer, to prepare Himself to fulfill the ultimate purpose of His Life; to take up the Cross, to be crucified on Good Friday, and to Rise from the dead on Easter Sunday."-Msgr. Walter Rossi
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National Shrine Feb 16
Each year, we are blessed to welcome nearly 1 million visitors. Have you ever visited the Shrine? If so, what was your favorite aspect of the visit? Send us your replies below, or feel free to send us a direct message.
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National Shrine Feb 15
"If you choose, you can keep the commandments."
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National Shrine Feb 14
"Grant, O Lord, that we may begin with holy fasting this campaign of Christian service, so that, as we take up battle against spiritual evils, we may be armed with weapons of self-restraint."
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National Shrine Feb 13
Thanks for your patience, our phones are up and running again
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National Shrine Feb 12
We are currently experiencing a phone outage. Many questions can be answered by visiting . We apologize for the inconvenience.
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National Shrine Feb 12
"O Mother of Perpetual Help, grant that I may ever invoke your most powerful name, which is the safeguard of the living and the salvation of the dying."
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National Shrine Feb 11
The Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
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National Shrine Feb 10
Our Lady of Ta' Pinu, Pray for us
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National Shrine Feb 9
Here is another question for our online family. What word or phrase comes to mind when you think of Mary’s Shrine? Send us your replies in the comment section below.
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National Shrine Feb 8
"In St. Josephine Bakhita, we find a shining advocate of genuine emancipation. The history of her life inspires not passive acceptance but the firm resolve to work effectively to free girls and women from oppression and violence."-Saint John Paul II
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National Shrine Feb 7
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National Shrine Feb 6
Saint Paul Miki and Companions, Pray for us.
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National Shrine Feb 5
"Jesus Christ, Lord of all things! You see my heart, you know my desires. Possess all that I am – you alone. I am your sheep; make me worthy to overcome the devil."-Saint Agatha
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