Holy Family Celebration: A Domestic Church Day Event

Holy Family Celebration is a half-day event for families and engaged couples on Saturday, February 18, 2017 from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. featuring a Mass and Consecration to the Holy Family with Cardinal Donald Wuerl, an inspiring talk for couples by Sr. Gaudia Skass, catechesis for teens by Tex Phelps...

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The Blessed Mother's Protection Over the Holy Father

“One hand fired, and another guided the bullet,” Pope John Paul II said, attributing his survival of an assassination attempt on May 13, 1981, the feast of Our Lady of Fatima, to the intercession of the Blessed Virgin. The following year, the pope made a pilgrimage to the Fatima shrine in Portugal.


The Continuing Legacy of a Spiritual Father

John Paul II was a pope of incredible accomplishments. He once remarked, “The Pope cannot remain a prisoner of the Vatican. I want to go to everybody… from the nomads of the steppes to the monks and nuns in their convents… I want to cross the threshold of every home.”

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John Paul II’s Easter Message

Echoing the words of the men who walked with Jesus to Emmaus, Pope John Paul II reflected in his final Easter message, “Jesus, crucified and risen, stay with us!” In the spirit of our patron, the Saint John Paul II National Shrine wishes all a Christ-filled and Glorious Easter.

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Relics of the Passion Drew Hundreds to the Shrine

Hundreds flocked to the Saint John Paul II National Shrine, March 28, to venerate eight rare relics of the Passion of Our Lord. The event was part of the Lenten Journey with John Paul II, a weekly guide through Lent with reflections on selected written works of the pope.

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Vatican Cardinal visits Shrine

The Order's Saint John Paul II National Shrine hosted Cardinal Gerhard Müller, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, for an encounter with seminarians studying in Washington, D.C., Nov. 4.   Photos

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Celebrating St. John Paul II

A national celebration of the newly canonized St. John XXIII and St. John Paul II concluded with a procession of several hundred people to the Saint John Paul II National Shrine.

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Seven-Church Pilgrimage

The Blessed John Paul II Shrine invites you to participate in the traditional “Seven-Church Pilgrimage” event in Brookland, DC this Holy Thursday. Just as in Rome, churches and chapels will be exposing the Blessed Sacrament following Holy Thursday celebrations for the faithful to pray and prepare for the Easter Triduum. Please join us!

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John Paul's Legacy

In 1995, Pope John addressed the United Nations "as a witness: a witness to human dignity, a witness to hope..."

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