WASHINGTON — The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception will host a one-day annual Marian Pilgrimage for Asian and Pacific Catholics May 11.
The event will begin with a 1pm procession of many of the Marian images venerated in Asia and the Pacific. Prayer and a crowning of the Blessed Virgin Mary will follow. A 2pm Rosary will be said, with a different Asian community leading each mystery.
Bishop Barry Knestout, auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Washington, will conclude with a multilingual Mass at 2:30pm, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops says.
The event is open to everyone. The communities that will take part include Bengali, Burmese, Cambodian,...READ MORE