Saint John Paul II National Shrine, Washington DC

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The Saint John Paul II National Shrine is a national shrine in Washington, D.C., sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. It is a place of prayer for Catholics and welcomes people of all faiths. The Shrine houses a permanent exhibit called A Gift of Love: the Life of Saint John Paul II and is home to the Redemptor Hominis Church and Luminous Mysteries Chapel, both of which are decorated with mosaic art designed by Rev. Marko Rupnik, S.J. Mass is celebrated daily in the Redemptor Hominis Church, and the Luminous Mysteries Chapel houses a first-class relic of John Paul II.

The 130,000-square-foot (12,000 m2) building is built on 12 acres (4.9 ha) adjacent to The Catholic University of America and the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in the Brookland neighborhood of Northeast Washington.
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  • Could not have been more pleased with this stunning tribute to JPII! Moving exhibits detailing his life and dedication to our Lord and Mother complete with Relics. Spend some time and immerse... 
    Could not have been more pleased with this stunning tribute to JPII! Moving exhibits detailing his life and dedication to our Lord and Mother complete with Relics. Spend some time and immerse...  more »
  • Art work in Ceiling is so nice and place is clean and solemn worth to visit this church and if you are a nineties babies and world youth and you know pope john paul exhibit of about him us to see... 
    Art work in Ceiling is so nice and place is clean and solemn worth to visit this church and if you are a nineties babies and world youth and you know pope john paul exhibit of about him us to see...  more »
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  • One of the best place to visit in Washington DC. Very quiet very peaceful. Wonderful staff. Parking available behind the building.
  • Absolutely beautiful shrine. A very powerful experience.

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