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5 Places to Find the Annunciation Portrayed in the Basilica

Observed on March 25, the Feast of the Annunciation celebrates how the angel Gabriel brought Mary the news that she would bear the Savior. As we reflect…

Download the Spring-Summer 2023 Edition of the Mary’s Shrine Newsletter

Read a message of hope from the Rector and learn about the practice of pilgrimage in the newest edition of the Mary’s Shrine newsletter.

4 Places to Find St. Patrick Portrayed in the Basilica

The patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick is known for his pivotal role in bringing Christianity to the Emerald Isle.

Who founded the Daughters of Charity?

Distinguished by her heart for the poor and underprivileged, St. Louise de Marillac worked with St. Vincent de Paul to…

8 Pope Francis Quotes to Uplift Your Soul

As we celebrate the anniversary of Pope Francis’ election to the papacy on March 13, we invite you to reflect…

Who was the youngest person to be canonized as a saint?

Born on March 11, 1910, Jacinta de Marto is primarily known for being one of the three young shepherd children…

The National Shrine Shops Easter 2023 Collection

The National Shrine Shops are back with a newly curated collection just in time for Easter.

A Virtual Introduction to the Stained Glass of the Basilica

Step into the Basilica and white-marbled relief sculptures and statues surround you – glittering mosaics stretch across the apses and…