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7:00am, 8:00am, 12:10pm, and 4:30pm (Sunday Vigil)
7:30am, 9:00am, 10:30am,
12:00pm, 2:30pm (en español),
December 1 @ 7:30 pm
Sponsored by The Catholic University of America, this event draws standing-room-only crowds and raises thousands of dollars each year for…
On Saturday, December 2, 2023, the Haitian Catholic Community is invited to participate in the Annual Haitian Catholic Community Pilgrimage.…
We invite you to join us in celebrating the First Sunday of Advent.
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November 22, 2023
From the desk of Dr. Jem Sullivan Celebrated on the final Sunday of the Church calendar, the Solemnity of Our…
AMERICA’S CATHOLIC CHURCH
The History of the National Shrine
Although its foundation stone was laid in 1920, this great shrine seems to have been conceived of as early as 1846, the year the Bishops of America declared the Blessed Virgin Mary the patroness of the United States under her title of the Immaculate Conception.
ENROLLMENTS & DEVOTIONALS
Light a Candle
Lighting a candle for loved ones or personal intentions is a longstanding tradition in the Catholic Church. We invite you to join us in this tradition by lighting a candle at the Basilica.
Allow Mary’s Shrine to pray for you
Enrollments & Devotionals
Mary’s Shrine is a living place of prayer and worship. The prayers we offer for you, your family, and your friends are one of the many ways that we fulfill our important mission as a national sanctuary of prayer and pilgrimage.
Each day we pray for people from across the United States and around the world and present their needs to the confidence and loving intercession of Our Lady.