So, we continue what we know...we learn new things, live life together, and go to places where we can be quiet and listen. This weekend that was the diocesan pilgrimage to Washington D.C. The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception is my third home (you know the Divine Mercy is my favorite ;0) ) If we ever live in DC, I will be there weekly. The time spent as a family, surrounded by other pilgrims, in view of Our Lady under all of her titles, led by loved members of the clergy, it was a very special day.
|A new Holy Door is never a bad thing!|
|Are you surprised? DH looked and shook his head in agreement. It fits...completely.|
|She said "yes" throughout and to the end...what a great person to emulate.|
|Namesake and photo bomber|
|She has always been with me, her counsel is perfect.|
|I also like this place specifically because of "angry Jesus". After looking at Him through the choral concert and Mass, I wouldn't say it is anger, exactly, more like expectation. No fluffy friend Jesus here. For a not-my-opinion, look at what Msgr. Charles Pope has to say. Mercy and Justice. I like it.|
We are blessed.