In October, 2013, we visited the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe in Orlando, Florida.
According to the website, over 40,000,000 people visit Orlando annually, and 5,000,000 of those are Catholic, so a quiet place of worship and reflection was built to offer a respite from the busyness and chaos of Orlando’s popular destinations.
” On June 3, 2009 the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments forwarded the Decree granting the title of Minor Basilica to The National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe. What this means is that the Shrine has been recognized by the Pope for its outstanding ministry and environment.”The Basilica is indeed a special place, and should be visited by persons of any faith, and those simply seeking a moment to contemplate and reflect on the blessings in their lives.
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