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5 Reasons to Stay Away from the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in DC

You should NEVER visit the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Here’s Why

Visiting the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in D.C. is a terrible idea. Let me explain…   1. It’s too small (If by “small” you mean the largest church in not only the United States, but also North America, and one of the largest in the world.)   2. There aren’t …

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One Tear from Blessed Virgin Statue Sparks Pilgrimages

A new pilgrimage destination has been named, thanks to the power of the internet. Word of a Virgin Mary statue in Floridablanca, Colombia, has gotten out, attracting religious aficionados due to one peculiar feature: A bloody “tear-drop” that appears to be running down her cheek. Members of the community, who pray at the statue daily, …

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20 Reasons to Never Visit the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

Since you obviously won’t be visiting the Vatican, perhaps you are thinking of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception instead. Not so fast, my friend: 1. The doors are really heavy   2. There’s nowhere to sit   3. You might get lost looking at one of the 100+ side altars   4. …

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