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Honor Mary During the Month of August (Dedicated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary) by Visiting a Marian Shrine

The month of August is dedicated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.  Consider spending some time in a Marian Shrine or other pilgrimage sites dedicated to the Blessed Mother.  In addition to the numerous Marian Shrines in the United States … 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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