Monday, October 19, 2009

Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

I attended mass this weekend at this beautiful, awe-inspiring Catholic church. It is dedicated to the patroness of the United States - Mary the Mother of God. The Basilica is known as a "pilgrimage church" because it is the preeminent Marian Shrine of the United States, with over 70 chapels and oratories dedicated to the Blessed Mother. There are 6 Masses and 5 hours of confessions daily. What an amazing place for everyone to see, not just Catholics. The icons are all made from individual mosaic tiles and simply take your breath away.

Enjoy the pictures, but they really don't do it justice!

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