Walking Tour: Basilica of the National Shrine

Quite a few people have asked about this going back to the Basilica.  This is will be a monthly meetup (at least through the spring/summer [and maybe fall]).  There is space to sit and talk inside after we meetup and walk around.  If you have any additional ideas while we are there, please voice them.

Cheers, Organizer.

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FROM THE BASILICA WEBSITE:

History

In 1846, an excerpt from a Massachusetts newspaper told of "a magnificent Catholic church [to] be built at Washington, D.C. after the manner of the great cathedrals of the Old World from subscriptions of every Catholic Parish in America.”

Spanning the late 19th, 20th and now 21st century, American Catholics would indeed build a sanctuary that rivals those of Europe and the world, not only in size but in stature as well—in sacred art, architecturehistory and heritage.

Dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary, under her title of the Immaculate Conception, the Basilica is the nation’s preeminent Marian shrine. With over 70 chapels and oratories that relate to the peoples, cultures and traditions that are the tapestry of the Catholic faith and the mosaic of our great nation, the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception is indeed, America’s Catholic church.

A work in progress to this day, we invite you to come make history with us!

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  • Reggie

    I'm running about 15 mins late...stuck in traffic on 14th St

    March 9

  • Marianne

    Okay we will see you on the front steps tomorrow at 1pm.

    March 8

  • Reggie

    And as usual, if for whatever reason you cannot make it please update your RSVP.

    March 8

  • Reggie

    The Basilica says that they will not have a person to guide us in the tour because they will have other tours going on at that time; but we are more than welcome to view all of the history that's presented on our own self-guided tour. I recommend that we meet in front of the Basilla on the steps. If anyone has any questions feel free to call me or text me at[masked]

    March 8

  • Marianne

    Is there parking? I would rather drive than take Metro.

    March 8

    • Marianne

      Never mind, if all else fails, look at the website. = P. It looks like there is plenty of parking. I am bringing a friend.

      March 8

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