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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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“The holy Rosary is a powerful weapon. Use it with confidence and you’ll be amazed at the results.” -St. Josemaria Escriva
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National Shrine Nov 13
"If you are in danger, if your hearts are confused, turn to Mary; she is our comfort, our help; turn towards her and you will be saved."- St Frances Xavier Cabrini
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National Shrine Nov 12
"Stir up in your Church, we pray, O Lord, the Spirit that filled Saint Josaphat as he laid down his life for the sheep, so that through his intercession we, too, may be strengthened by the same Spirit and not be afraid to lay down our life for others."
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National Shrine Nov 11
In honor of the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI, the Basilica’s Knight’s Tower will toll 21 times at 11 A.M. today. The tolling of the bells commemorates the end of war, honors the 40 million who lost their lives and rings forth as a call to prayer for future peace.
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National Shrine Nov 10
“O God, who never allow the gates of hell to prevail against your Church, firmly founded on the apostolic rock, grant her, we pray, that through the intercession of Pope Saint Leo, she may stand firm in your truth and know the protection of lasting peace.”
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National Shrine Nov 9
Today we commemorate the Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica, seat of the Bishop of Rome. May Saint Peter, the first Bishop of Rome, intercede for us.
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National Shrine Nov 8
"When Mary became Mother of the Creator, she truly became Queen of every creature."-Saint John Damascene
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National Shrine Nov 7
We invite you to experience An Illuminated Requiem: Meditations on Love and Mortality by Ann Schmalstieg. This exhibit is located in Memorial Hall. On Thursday, November 15th at 7:00pm, we invite you to attend a special presentation by the artist.
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National Shrine Nov 6
As Catholics throughout the nation head to the polls today, we pray that Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, Patroness of the United States will intercede for us.
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National Shrine Nov 5
"And how has it happened to me, that the mother of my Lord would come to me?"- Luke 1:43
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National Shrine Nov 5
Dr. Geraldine Rohling, Archvist of the Basilica has made it safely to the Mariazell Basilica in Austria. We invite you to join her in praying the Rosary at 10:30am EST. Dr. Rohling has been praying for all pilgrims that visit the .
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National Shrine Nov 3
Saint Martin de Porres, Pray for Us!
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National Shrine Nov 2
The Basilica’s Associate Director of Music, Benjamin LaPrairie performing “O Welt, Ich muss dich lassen, No. 3, OP.122” by Johannes Brahms
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National Shrine Nov 2
The Basilica Choir performing “Os Justi” composed by Anton Bruckner.
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National Shrine Nov 2
Our All Souls Day Choral Concert is about to begin in the Crypt Church.
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National Shrine Nov 2
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National Shrine Nov 2
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National Shrine Nov 2
Don't forget to join the Basilica Choir tonight at 7:30pm for our annual All Souls Day Choral concert. This event is free and open to the public.
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National Shrine Nov 1
“The saints are our closest relatives because they love us and intercede for us.”-Archbishop Broglio
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National Shrine Nov 1
“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God. Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be great in heaven."
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