The Dominican Rosary Pilgrimage is a national pilgrimage celebrating the Rosary at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC on September 30, 2023, the Vigil of Rosary Sunday. This full-day event is hosted by the Dominican Friars of the Province of St. Joseph and our local charters of the Confraternity of the Most Holy Rosary and welcomes Dominican Friars, Dominican Sisters, members of the Rosary Confraternity, and everyone who wants to come from across the country. The Dominican Rosary Pilgrimage begins (spiritually) with a nine month novena starting on January 30, 2023.
The Dominican Rosary Pilgrimage will be a day full of conferences on the Rosary preached by the friars, several hours of Eucharistic Adoration and Confessions, a recitation of the Rosary and Mass in the Upper Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC on September 30, 2023. Please sign up for email updates and stay tuned for more details.
The Dominican Rosary Pilgrimage begins (spiritually) with a nine month novena starting on January 30, 2023. A nine month novena involves the recitation of the novena prayer on the 30th of each month between January 30, and September 30, 2023. You have the option to join in the novena at any time after January 30, to pray the novena prayer more frequently than once per month if you wish, and to pray five decades of the Rosary along with reciting the novena prayer
Novena prayer cards for the Dominican Rosary Pilgrimage are available electronically in a format convenient for use on smartphones by signing up for the email list. You can also request 5 beautiful novena prayer cards to be mailed to you by entering your mailing address when signing up for the Dominican Rosary Pilgrimage.
Yes, you can request additional novena prayer cards by sending us an email at email@example.com with your name, mailing address, and the number of novena prayer cards you would like. We will do our best to fulfill your request. Ministries, including parishes and schools, can request a large number of prayer cards by completing the ministry sign up form.
Ministries, including parishes and schools, can request a large number of prayer cards by completing the ministry sign up form. Your ministry can schedule a time to pray the nine month novena together. We will also email you a sample announcement and graphics to advertise the Dominican Rosary Pilgrimage for your ministry. You can plan a trip for people in your ministry to attend the Dominican Rosary Pilgrimage in DC on September 30, 2023.
You can pray for the Dominican Rosary Pilgrimage, sign up for the pilgrimage, share Dominican Rosary Pilgrimage content online, invite your family and friends to join, and ask your pastor or other ministry leader if your ministry can join the Dominican Rosary Pilgrimage, and, if you are able, travel to DC for the pilgrimage on September 30, 2023. You can also donate to support the Dominican Rosary Pilgrimage.
Yes! Everyone is invited to join in the Dominican Rosary Pilgrimage by praying the nine month novena with us and traveling to DC for the pilgrimage if you are able. The Dominican Rosary Pilgrimage is a great opportunity to grow closer to Jesus through Mary, become familiar with the Dominican charism of preaching for the salvation of souls, and meet many Dominicans in DC.
Signing up for the pilgrimage is encouraged and allows you to receive updates and content related to the Dominican Rosary Pilgrimage but signing up is not required to attend the pilgrimage. Everyone is welcome to attend the event at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC on September 30, 2023.
The Basilica is located at 400 Michigan Avenue, Northeast Washington, DC 20017. The Basilica is adjacent to the Catholic University of America and is a couple blocks from the Brookland/CUA metro stop on the red line. Learn more here.
There are many ways to travel to Washington, DC using public transportation and you can easily travel to the Basilica using the DC metro system, which connects to the two Washington airports and many bus terminals. The Basilica is just a couple blocks from the Brookland/CUA metro stop on the red line. Additionally, there is a large parking lot next to the Basilica and a driveway suitable for buses to unload pilgrims in front of the Basilica.
Yes, a plenary indulgence is granted if the Rosary is recited in a church or public oratory. See here for the general conditions.
If you attend the Vigil Mass in the Basilica, which is part of the Dominican Rosary Pilgrimage, then yes, you will fulfill your Sunday Mass obligation.
Pilgrims are responsible for bringing or purchasing their own food. There is a food court in the Basilica and several restaurants located near the Basilica.
Pilgrims are responsible for arranging their own travel and lodging.
The Order of Preachers, also known as the Dominican Order, is a Catholic religious order founded by St. Dominic de Guzman in 1216 for preaching and the salvation of souls. The Dominican Order includes friars, nuns, sisters, and laity. The Blessed Virgin Mary entrusted the promotion of the Rosary to the Dominican Order. The Rosary Confraternity, which anyone can join, is under the patronage of the Dominican Order.
Yes, Dominican Rosary Pilgrimage is a 501(c)3 nonprofit and is part of the Dominican Province of Saint Joseph with Tax ID # 26-3273636. Your contribution is tax-deductible as allowed by law.
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