Proyect to build  a Chapel 


Our Lady of  The Pillar on the

Basilica of the

National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

Washington, DC

La Basílica / The Shrine


La tradición afirma que hubo una capilla primitiva, respetada durante la dominación musulmana.

Tras la conquista de Zaragoza por Alfonso I (1118), fue sustituida por un templo románico. Este templo románico, fue construido durante el pontificado del Obispo Don Pedro de Librana. De este templo aún se conserva un tímpano (hoy colocado en el muro sur junto a la puerta baja del templo); es un tímpano centrado por un gran crismón rodado que se decora con cierta ingenuidad y monotonía, con rosetas inscritas en círculos, unas más naturalistas que otras y recortadas de la parte baja por las mordeduras del tiempo.


In 1846, an excerpt from a Massachusetts newspaper told of "a magnificent Catholic church [to] be built at Washington, D.C. after the manner of the great cathedrals of the Old World from subscriptions of every Catholic Parish in America.


Spanning the late 19th, 20th and now 21st century, American Catholics would indeed build a sanctuary that rivals those of Europe and the world, not only in size but in stature as well in sacred art, architecturehistory and heritage.


Dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary, under her title of the Immaculate Conception, the Basilica is the nation�s preeminent Marian shrine. With over 70 chapels and oratories that relate to the peoples, cultures and traditions that are the tapestry of the Catholic faith and the mosaic of our great nation, the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception is indeed, America�s Catholic church.


A work in progress to this day, we invite you to come make history with us!