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Celebrate Feast Day of Mother Elizabeth Seaton by visiting the Bascilica & Shrine dedicated to her

If you’re in the Emmitsburg, Maryland area today make a pilgrimage to the Basilica and National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in honor of her feast day.   Her relics are in entombed in a small copper basket in the Altar … Continue reading

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Visit Site Where Blessed Junipero Serra Spent Final Years of His Life at Mission of San Carlos Borromeo in California

Founded by Padre Junipero Serra in 1771 the Mission of San Carlos Borromeo  in Carmel, California, was elevated to the status of minor Basilica by Pope John XXIII in 1960. It is a registered National Historic Landmark and one of … Continue reading

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150 Relics at Queen of All Saints Basilica in Chicago, Illinois

There are over 150 first and second class relics that are kept at the Queen of All Saints Basilica in Chicago, Illinos. Among the relics are those of famous and lesser known saints, the 12 apostles, the true cross, the rock … Continue reading

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National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is Oldest Catholic Church in the United States

The Baltimore Basilica opened in 1821 and is the first and oldest Catholic Church in the United States. It is considered the Mother of Catholicism in America. In addition to being a church, the National Shrine of the Assumption of … Continue reading

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Basilica & National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation, Ohio

The Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation was the first shrine to Our Lady of Consolation in the US and was completed in 1875. When the replica statue of Our Lady arrived it was carried in a 7 … Continue reading

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