The 40 days of Lent provide a time to reflect on the solemnity of the Lord’s sacrifice and prepare our hearts for the resurrection of our Lord and Savior on Easter Sunday. During the Lenten season, the Basilica hosts two series of weekly reflections: a series featuring guest presenters, as well as a series of videos from our priests here at the Basilica.
Lenten Reflection Series at the National Shrine
We invite you to join the Basilica this Lenten season as we host our weekly Lenten Reflection Series. All reflections will follow the Basilica’s regularly scheduled 5:15 p.m. Mass in the Crypt Church.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, please watch our Lenten Reflections on our YouTube channel.
Date: Tuesday, March 3
Topic: Exploring Bethany
Presenter: Sister Bethany Davis, FSP, The Daughters of Saint Paul
Date: Wednesday, March 11
Topic: Growing Desire: The Discipline of Fasting
Presenter: Rev. Gregory Pine, O.P., The Thomistic Institute
Date: Tuesday, March 24
Topic: Lord I Am Not Worthy: Contrition and Christian Freedom
Presenter: Rev. Michael Russo, Archdiocese of Washington
Reflections will be made available on the National Shrine’s YouTube channel following the presentations.
Lenten Priest Reflection Series
We invite you to watch the Priests of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception as they present weekly reflections throughout this Lenten season.
Ash Wednesday (Monsignor Walter Rossi, Rector)
First Sunday of Lent (Father Michael Weston, Director of Liturgy)
Second Sunday of Lent (Monsignor Vito Buonanno, Director of Pilgrimages)
Third Sunday of Lent (Father Raymond Lebrun, Spiritual Director)
Fourth Sunday of Lent (Monsignor Walter Rossi, Rector)
Fifth Sunday of Lent (Father Raymond Lebrun, Spiritual Director)
Palm Sunday (Monsignor Vito Buonanno, Director of Pilgrimages)
Good Friday (Father Michael Weston, Director of Liturgy)