Saturday, March 31, 2012
A VISIT TO A BASILICA
There is a famous Catholic Church here in Washington DC. It is called the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. It is dedicated to Mary, mother of Jesus. People come from all over the world to make a pilgrimage here. We took the opportunity to visit this magnificent edifice.
It was truly "magnificent". Large, beautiful, ornate, gold, marble, carvings, paintings, stained glass windows, and 57 chapels or alcoves in which to worship.
And we were amazed at the crowd inside. We asked the clerk in the store if this was usual and she said yes, because this is a place where Catholics from all over the world come on a pilgrimage.
It is always good to see religious people wanting to worship God. I was touched by how many people seemed to be sincere in prayer and thought. Many of them probably searching for answers. I know God loves everyone of them. I hope they all can find "the answer" someday.