A Day of Recollection sponsored by Juventutem DC will be held Thursday afternoon, September 15, at 4:00 pm in Lourdes Chapel at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, 400 Michigan Avenue NE, Washington.
Reverend Father Brian Sanderfoot, pastor of St. Francis de Sales Church in Northeast Washington, will celebrate the Mass of the Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary and afterward will offer a recollection on the theme “The Roman Canon: We Don’t Change It, It Changes Us.” A men’s Gregorian schola will provide musical accompaniment to the Mass, including the sequence “Stabat Mater.”
The Mass and recollection are free of charge and open to the public; new and returning students at the Catholic University of America and other area colleges and universities are especially invited to attend. Afterward, a social hour is planned at Brookland Pint, 716 Monroe Street NE.
Lourdes Chapel is located on the lower level of the Basilica adjacent to the Crypt Church. The Basilica is about a 10-minute walk from the Brookland-CUA station on Metrorail’s Red Line. Ample free parking is available on the Basilica grounds and in a surface lot across Harewood Road.