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Website Review: Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

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As the United States' preeminent Marian shrine, the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception is truly a national center of prayer and pilgrimage. The National Shrine is literally "America's Patronal Church," and has become the spiritual home to hundreds of thousands of pilgrims who journey there each year from every state and many foreign lands. The site itself provides general and historical information about the Shrine, as well as a list of regular and special events.

Review Ratings what do these ratings mean?

First Evaluated: 08/17/1999; Last Updated: 11/27/2011

  1. Fidelity: Excellent
  2. Resources: Fair
  3. Useability: Excellent


  • History of the shrine, information about the architecture and art  Resources 
  • Visitors information, including upcoming events  Resources 
  • Music at the shrine  Resources 
  • Prayer request form and request to light a candle  Resources 


None Reported.


Persons > Mary
Catholicism > Customs & Devotions

More Information

National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
400 Michigan Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20017
202-526-8313 (fax)
[email protected]

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