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Saints of the Trinity Dome: Part VI

In this sixth installment of our Saints of the Trinity Dome series, we invite you to learn more about St. Damien of Molokai, St. Marianne Cope, and St. John Neumann.

2024 Memorial Mass: Serving Others Together

On May 19, 2024, the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, hosted its annual Pilgrimage and Memorial Mass at the Basilica, remembering those who died and reflecting on their service and sacrifice.

Who was Bathsheba?

Not only is Bathsheba the mother of King Solomon, but she is also one of four women mentioned in the lineage of Christ.

Siblings in Scripture: Part I

In this new series, we invite you to read about the siblings of the Bible and what lessons we can learn from their lives.

The Holy Spirit in the Art of the Basilica

As we celebrate Pentecost, it is a special reminder to the faithful to honor the role of the Holy Spirit in our lives. Explore seven places where He is portrayed in the Basilica with symbols of doves, fire, and more, gracing windows, mosaics, sculptures, and more.

Symbols of the Sea at the Basilica

On May 22, the Church celebrates the National Day of Prayer for Mariners and People of the Sea, honoring all who work or travel on the seas. As we observe this day of remembrance, we invite you to discover where you can find symbols of the sea in the National Shrine…

4 Saints to Know This May

From brave missionaries like Damien of Molokai to the disciple who replaced Judas, these saints each have something to teach us.

3 Places to Find the Ascension in the Basilica

The Ascension serves as the ultimate demonstration of Jesus’ power over death, inaugurating His reign over heaven and earth as the living King. As you meditate upon this Glorious Mystery this week, we invite you…

St. Athanasius’ Battle Against Arianism

In the fourth century, St. Athanasius was at the forefront of the theological fight against Arianism. His opposition won him many enemies, and throughout his lifetime, he continued to battle the heresy along with a slew of false accusations, lawsuits, and attacks.