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Art of the Basilica

A Virtual Introduction to the Relief Sculptures of the Basilica

Did you know that the artistic and architectural style of the Basilica is heavily influenced by Romanesque art? Known for its effusive use of figurative and stone sculpting, the Romanesque style…

A Guide to the West Tympana of the Basilica

As the nation’s preeminent Marian shrine, the Basilica is dedicated to the patroness of the United States, the Blessed Virgin…

5 Works of Art Celebrating the Assumption in the Basilica

One of the major Marian celebrations of the Church calendar, the Solemnity of the Assumption celebrates the Church’s teaching that Mary was taken up, body and soul, into heaven.

Birds in the Bible and Sacred Art

Learn about the symbolism of birds in sacred art and Scripture, and where you can find these motifs portrayed in the Basilica.

Basilica Insider: The Christ in Majesty Mosaic

In 1925, Pope Pius XI instituted the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, as a reminder…

Jesuit Saints of the Basilica: A Tribute

Discover the stories of some of the most influential Jesuit fathers who are featured in marble statues in the West Apse.

Saints of the Crypt Church: A Virtual Tour – Part I

Uncover the stories of the saints of the East Apse – five women whose bravery and commitment to the cross continue to inspire Catholics around the world today.

Basilica Insider: Making the Trinity Dome

Today, we are offering you an inside look into the making of the Trinity Dome, the largest and final dome installed at the National Shrine.

Guide to Art: The Rosary Garden

Completed in 2017, the Rosary Walk and Garden provides a peaceful space for prayer and meditation outside the Basilica…

The Five Domes of the Basilica: A Virtual Tour

The Great Upper Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception is composed of five distinctive…