Sunday Shrine 11/30

So here we have some lesser known views of The Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC.

By Farragutful (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

I had a fairly extensive tour– and I don’t remember this. Then again, I was still star struck just trying to absorb the stained glass windows.

 

By Richardprins (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Common

⇑It’s an odd angle, but I like the perspective on it. You get a sense of scale.

Carol M. Highsmith [Public domain or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

By Gryffindor (Own work) [GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0], via Wikimedia Commons

By User:Gryffindor (Own work) [GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0], via Wikimedia Commons

By Indutiomarus (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons

And… it’s nice to know some traditions have not died out.  This Golden Rose was offered to the Basilica by Pope Benedict XVI.  Strangely, I didn’t hear about it when it happened.

Ramon Casas i Carbó [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Ramon Casas i Carbó [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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