[quote="water]Have you been to the Basilica
It’s in Washington, DC - it’s an awesome church.
When I go I usually take the VRE train. MARC and Amtrak also can get you to Washington DC’s Union Station. From Union Station, take the METRO Red Line to CUA (Catholic University of America). It is a short walk from the metro stop to the National Shrine.
And I usually plan to spend most of the day when I go. It is such a wonderful place with many beautiful chapels to visit and just quietly sit (in prayer, or do some reading, or just to wait on the Lord).
Also nearby is the Franciscan Monestary
with its reproductions of many Holy Sites. You can see Jesus’ birthplace, the site of the ascension and other very accurate full-scale reproductions. And a reproduction of some Roman catacombs. They also have a wonderful bookstore / gift shop.
Also nearby is the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center
One can also easily spend hours in that place. When I visited, there was a special exhibit of Michelangelo – including his scale model of the dome of St. Peters.
Less noteworthy, but still very much worth visiting
The Rosary Shrine of Saint Jude
Saint Dominic Church
501 Sixth Street, S.W.
Washington, DC 20024-2716
There are several alters very suitable for praying the Rosary. Members of the Rosary Confraternity should try to visit this church if possible. President LB Johnson sometimes visited this church for spiritual counsel.