In-between rainstorms today, I visited the beautiful Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary Help of Christians. From the shrine’s website:
Holy Hill was declared a Shrine with ‘Portiuncula privilege’ by Pope Leo XIII in 1903. And, as a result of the increasing number of pilgrims, the Discalced Carmelites of Bavaria were invited to staff the Shrine in 1906. On November 19, 2006, the Shrine was elevated to the status of Basilica.
Take a look at some photos of the church’s interior.