On August 22, the feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, a band of pilgrims from the parish traveled to Washington DC. At the Francisan Monastery, they toured the church and the Holy Land Replicas, and Mass was celebrated in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel.
Next, the pilgrims toured the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Finally, the group visited the Tomb of Christ Virtual Exhibit at the National Geographic Museum.
Photos courtesy of Robert Shemer