Category Archives: Washington DC

First Class Relics & Exhibit at Saint John Paul II National Shrine

In addition to the National monuments  and the Basilica of the National Shrine of Immaculate Conception, Washington DC is the home of the Saint John Paul II National  Shrine.  Designated a National Shrine in 2014, the church is dedicated to … Continue reading

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Heart Relic of St. Philip Neri Delayed & Expected to Arrive in Washington DC By Tomorrow

If you were disappointed that you missed the opportunity to venerate the heart relic of St. Philip Neri due to the blizzard, today is your lucky day.  You didn’t miss it after all.  The relic was delayed in customs and … Continue reading

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The Relic of the Heart of St. Philip Neri Will Be Available for Veneration in Washington DC Jan 23-25

In honor of the 500th year anniversary of St. Philip Neri’s birth a significant relic of his heart will be available for veneration at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Washington, DC from January 23-25th.  There will be the … Continue reading

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Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington DC

In May 1846, nineteen bishops petitioned the Pope to proclaim Mary as Patroness of the United States under the title of the Immaculate Conception, 8 years before the promulgation of the dogma of the Immaculate Conception. In 1847 Pope Pius … Continue reading

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Franciscan Monastary (Holy Land of the Americas) in Washington, DC

In 1898 Father Godfrey Schilling, OFM, opened a shrine, which he called Holy Land of the Americas, to benefit those who are unable to visit the sacred shrines in the Holy Land. Shrines and Grottos of the Holy Land and … Continue reading

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