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The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. I shot this photograph outside the Basilica in Washington, D.C. in the spring of 1999 using a Nikon FM with a 28mm lens and loaded with Kodak Gold 400 ASA.
The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception is among the largest churches in the world and is the largest Catholic church in North and South America.
In the early 1900s, Bishop Thomas J. Shahan, fourth rector of The Catholic University of America and founder of the National Shrine, persuaded the Board of Trustees of Catholic University to donate land at the southwest corner of the campus for the Shrine.
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 washingtonpost.com: Visitors' Guide
But the story told in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception is that of Catholics in America as much as it is that of the Vatican tradition.
Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
And the term basilica denotes a special status: Pope John Paul II named the National Shrine a basilica in 1990, affirming its importance as a center of worship.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/travel/visitorsguide/tours/shrine.htm   (416 words)

  
 Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is also home to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, a prominent minor basilica dedicated to the nation's patron saint.
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington is home to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, dedicated to the patron saint of the United States.
Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
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 Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington D.C.
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Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception: Catholic University Bascilica
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 Basilicas and Shrines
An example of a minor basilica is the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington or the Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Hanover, Pennsylvania.
Shrines are regulated by the local bishop, and national shrines are designated as such by the national conference of bishops.
Other traditional basilica items are the clochetta (a musical kind of device composed of a handle, a bell and the insignia of the basilica that was used in procession) and the cappa magna (a violet cape worn by the canons (basilica officials) during liturgical services).
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 Amazon.com: America's Church: Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception: Books
The Basilica of the National Shrine of the, Immaculate Conception stands in the nation's capital city as a remarkable testament to the faith and devotion of American Catholics in the 20th century.
America's Church: The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception - Gregory W. Tucker
National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception (Washington, D.C.)
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 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception at Epinions.com
The Immaculate Conception of Mary is the fact that she, Mary, was conceived without sin.
The basilica was built in a Byzantine-Romanesque style but the shrines inside are an eclectic mixture of modern and ethnic architecture from all around the world.
Though the Basilica may hold more meaning to someone who is of the faith, the fact is the structure itself and the artwork within is something any art loving, inquisitive and open minded person may find interesting and quite beautiful.
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 Cultural Tourism DC - Museums & Historic Places
The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
Mixing Byzantine-Romanesque architecture with contemporary mosaics and sculpture, the National Shrine is a testament to the multicultural character of Catholicism.
The Shrine's exterior façade is also a source of interest, with 137 sculptures and biblical verses accenting its walls.
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 CNN - Thousands turn out in Washington for Kennedy-Bessette memorial - July 25, 1999
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The huge Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in the nation's capital was filled to overflowing Sunday for a Mass in memory of John F. Kennedy Jr., Carolyn Bessette Kennedy and Lauren Bessette.
The Mass honoring Kennedy, his wife and sister-in-law was held at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
The bishop said the nation will mourn well into the future the loss of Kennedy and the Bessette sisters, "lives that were bright with promise and embedded in our national conscience."
www.cnn.com /US/9907/25/jfk.mass   (422 words)

  
 CUA Columbus School of Law
in the Crypt Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, with a reception to follow on the law school lawn.
  The wheelchair entrance to the Shrine is located at the front of the Shrine.
law.cua.edu /Students/studentlife/Commencement/2004   (2366 words)

  
 News Releases - CUA Office of Public Affairs
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and CUA are co-sponsoring the Jan. 21 National Prayer Vigil for Life at the Basilica on the eve of the march.
Just as it did last year, CUA is hosting about 1,500 of the anticipated 1,800 high school students and other “pilgrims” who will camp out on the night of Jan. 21 inside the Raymond A. DuFour (athletic) Center and at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
in the Basilica’s Crypt Church, and at 11:30 there will be a night prayer celebrated in accordance with the Byzantine Liturgy, also in the Basilica.
publicaffairs.cua.edu /news/02MarchForLife.htm   (516 words)

  
 National Shrine Installation in Washington, DC - April 16, 2005
The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC has announced the completion of a new chapel in honor of Our Lady of Altoetting, also known as Black Madonna of Altoetting.
Photos courtesy of the Archives of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, D.C. Used with permission.
The shrine's centerpiece is a 13th century gothic statue of the Blessed Mother with child, Our Lady of Grace, and recognized as Mary’s image in the German cultural expression of the Madonna of Altoetting.
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 Catholic-Pages.com Discussion Forum - West Virginia getting a new Bishop
Michael J. Bransfield, rector of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, as Bishop of Wheeling-Charleston.
He later earned a master’s degree in philosophy from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. The bishop-elect was assigned to the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception as Director of Liturgy in 1980 and was named its Director of Finance in 1982.
I know that the traditional Mass is banned at the National Shrine, presumably at the orders of the rector, so I suspect he is not a fan of the Latin Mass.
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 Germany Info: Information Services: Publications: The Week in Germany
It represents a gesture of solidarity and faith by the German church to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, according to Msgr.
The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception will dedicate the German Oratory at a Mass in the Upper Church on Saturday, April 16 at 2 p.m.
Altoetting Madonna gifted to Washington, D.C. In an example of cultural and spiritual German-American exchange, the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC, has announced the completion of a new chapel, officially named the German Oratory, in honor of Our Lady of Altoetting in Bavaria.
www.germany-info.org /relaunch/info/publications/week/2005/050415/misc5.html   (418 words)

  
 U.S. National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception Mary Garden
"You are invited to help the National Council of Catholic Women build a garden for pilgrims at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC.
U.S. National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception Mary Garden
U.S. Shrine of the Immaculate Conception Mary Garden
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 News Releases - CUA Office of Public Affairs
The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
Musicians from the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and The Catholic University of America will present the 17
The concert will highlight performances by the CUA Chorus and Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Professor Leo Nestor and Associate Professor Kate Tamarkin, respectively, and by the Choir of the Basilica of the National Shrine, under the direction of Peter Latona, the Basilica’s director of music.
publicaffairs.cua.edu /news/06ChristmasConcertRelease.htm   (985 words)

  
 DC Photo Gallery :: Midnight Mass at the National Shrine
The National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington.
Mixing Byzantine-Romanesque architecture with contemporary mosaics and sculpture, the National Shrine is a testament to the multicultural character of Catholicism.
The Basilica, named as such by Pope John Paul II on October 12, 1990, is the largest Catholic church in the Western Hemisphere and the eighth largest Basilica in the world.
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 GK's pilgrimage to the Basiica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Wash
GK's pilgrimage to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Wash, DC on February 14th 2004
For more information on the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception vist their website at http://www.nationalshrineinteractive.com/
GK's pilgrimage to the Basiica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Wash
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 Shrine's final jewel
The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception is the largest Catholic Church in the Americas and the patronal church of United States Catholics.
WASHINGTON, D.C. &; The last jewel has arrived at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington.
Shrine spokesman Peter Sonski said, "to the best of our knowledge this is the largest relief of its kind in the world.
www.catholicherald.com /articles/00articles/basilica.htm   (785 words)

  
 Marching for life - 1/30/05
Cardinal George gives Communion to worshippers at the vigil Mass opening the National Prayer Vigil for Life at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington Jan. 23.
That evening, they attended a Mass for Life celebrated by Cardinal Keeler of Baltimore at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, with pilgrims from across the country.
Kymberly Forsythe, 17, a senior at Carmel High School in Mundelein, said that for her, the best parts were the youth Mass at the MCI Center and the vigil Mass at the Basilica of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
www.catholicnewworld.com /cnw/issue/march_013005.html   (660 words)

  
 Archdiocese of Washington -News
More than 300 Hispanic Catholics bearing colorful banners will walk from the Shrine of the Sacred Heart to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception as part of the Archdiocese of Washington’s annual celebration in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the much-beloved Mother of God.
Procession from the Shrine of the Sacred Heart, 16th St. & Park Rd., NW, to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, 400 Michigan Ave., NE 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.:
Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
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 National Catholic Register
Commenting on the attendance at the Mass, which filled the main shrine church to capacity, Maureen Flynn, coordinator of the event, said: "This shows what happens when groups come together to pray and make reparations to the Immaculate Heart of Mary before her son (in the Blessed Sacrament).
Father Pavone, actor Jim Caviezel, and a host of other speakers participated in a daylong vigil at the shrine, part of the 11th International Week of Prayer and Fasting for the conversion of nations, world peace and an end to abortion.
In his homily at the shrine, Father Pavone explained that prayer, fasting and worship of the Eucharist should lead Catholics to the voting booth.
www.priestsforlife.org /clippings/2003/03-10-26nationalcatholicregister.htm   (893 words)

  
 Newhouse A1
She attended Mass Thursday at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
Rebecca Kaiser, visiting Washington from Lincoln, Neb., prays at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
First, that the nation "would back up President Bush in his decision." Second, that a cousin and a co-worker, both on war duty in the military, would be safe.
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 2000
The formal presentation was made on April 1, at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC in conjunction with the Jubilee Year pilgrimage of the Knights of Columbus to the Shrine.
Knights hold a Eucharistic Congress at the Basilica on the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on June 22nd and 23rd.
Anderson received the 1992 Linacre Award of the National Federation of Catholic Physicians' Guilds.
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 Virtual Tour - National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception-LIVE
We welcome you to the Virtual Tour of the Basilica of the National Shrine, a shrine built in honor of the Mother of God, the Blessed Virgin Mary, and in honor of her Immaculate Conception.
The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception is numbered among the ten largest churches in the world.
If, at a future time, you have a chance to visit, you will find that the Basilica of the National Shrine is a wonderful place of prayer, where you can spend time in meditative silence.
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 0504-01
The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception is the largest Catholic Church in the Western Hemisphere, and the eighth largest religious structure in the world.
Rohling, Archivist at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception said the Altöttingers selected this location in part because it is close to the statue of Brother Conrad von Parzham, the Capuchin who was the doorkeeper at the monastery in Altötting.
The Boston architects of Maginnis and Walsh declare that the National Shrine is a mixture of old and new techniques with a template of the traditional Romanesque-Byzantine structures.
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 American Catholic Catholic News
The cardinal gave the homily and was the principal concelebrant Dec. 8 during a Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington.
Michael J. Bransfield, 61, a Philadelphia priest who currently serves as rector of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (CNS) -- Father Frank A. Pavone, director of Priests for Life, was honored for his dedication to the pro-life cause by the Association for the Arch of Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and International Shrine of the Holy Innocents.
www.americancatholic.org /Features/DailyNews/todays.asp?date=12/9/2004   (1671 words)

  
 Agenda for May 12. Concert Tour 2005. C.W. Post Department of Music
The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception is the eighth largest religious building in the world and the largest Catholic church in the Western Hemisphere, with numerous special chapels and with normal seating and standing accommodations for 6,000 people.
Performance: Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, 1:00 p.m.
Here is some information about this year's National Cherry Blossom Festival and a history of the cherry trees in Washington, D.C. This year's festival marked the 93rd celebration of the original gift of the 3,000 cherry trees from the city of Tokyo to the people of Washington, D.C. in 1912.
www.liunet.edu /~svpa/music/tour05/agenda.php?td=0512   (432 words)

  
 Pope John Paul II Cultural Center -- Plan A Visit
Follow Michigan Avenue approximately ½ mile to Harewood Road, NE just past the entrance to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
Turn right onto Harewood Road, NE just past the entrance to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
Turn right at Harewood Road, NE just past the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
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 The Heritage of CUA
     The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, built between 1920 and 1959, produced another place of pilgrimage for Roman Catholics, helping to reinforce the presence of the Church in the nation’s capital.
An aerial photograph of the CUA campus and neighboring institutions around 1930.  For a copy of the image with buildings labeled, click here.  Copyright, Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
  The bells of the Monastery, the Basilica, and other Catholic and Protestant houses of worship could be heard throughout the neighborhood, calling students and clergy to prayer.
tour.cua.edu /heritage/history/growth/rome.cfm   (504 words)

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