Basilica Of The National Shrine Of The Immaculate Conception

Published by: Vernell Smith on 10/15/2018 (63 Hits)    

The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., is unique among the churches of the world.  It is the largest Catholic Church in North America.  For generations, it has been a place of prayer and worship of joy and solace, and, "A monument of artistic truth and sincerity ... a mirror of all the beauties of our venerable and holy religion.  It contains about 70 differents chapels from around the world.  My wife and I visited the church this past summer.  Following are some pictures of some of the chapels.

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Picture of me, Vernell Smith, standing by the sign.

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Picture of the church. 

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A selfie of my wife, Alma, and me and the church. 

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Chapel - Our Lady of Guadalupe (Mexico). 

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Chapel - Our Lady of Czestochowa (Poland). 

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Chapel - Mary, Queen of Ireland. 

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Chapel - Our Lady of Hungary. 

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A plaque donated by the Knignts of Columbus.

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Chapel - Knights of Columbus

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Dome of the Knights of Columbus chapel. 

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Chapel - Our Mother of Africa and Her Divine Son.

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A picture on the wall in the chapel of "Our Mother of Africa".

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Included in the "Our Mother of Africa" Chapel is an ebony figure of the Crucified Jesus.

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A plaque on the wall of "Our Mother of Africa" Chapel.

 

If you ever visit Washington D.C., please tour the "Basicilica Of The National Shrine Of The Immaculate Conception.  These pictures are only a small portion of the church.