Greetings from
the Rector

Msgr. Walter R. Rossi welcomes you to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception's worldwide web site... More

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Greetings from our Rector

The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception is the Patronal Church for Catholics in the United States and it is also America's preeminent Marian Shrine. 

This Basilica is a place of pilgrimage and prayer visited by hundreds of thousands of people annually.  This majestic church is not only renowned for its beautiful sacred art, but also for its unique architecture and richness in Catholic and American culture.

I hope that you enjoy visiting our web site and that it will inspire you, with the intercession of Mary, to visit us in person.  Thank you.


Reverend Monsignor Walter R. Rossi, J.C.L.