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The flames of the Assumption in Latvia

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Raimonds Kalva | Shutterstock

Photo of the Day: April 26, 2018

Pilgrims flock to the Basilica of the Assumption in Aglona, Latvia, to celebrate the Feast of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary on August 14, 2016.

Every year thousands of pilgrims flock to the basilica on the day of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is one of the eight international shrines recognized by the Holy See and its religious events are attended by around 300,000 pilgrims.

Photograph by Raimonds Kalva | Shutterstock

Learn more : The Assumption: Celebrating the Blessed Mother’s ultimate journey by Deacon Greg Kandra

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