The Saint John Paul II National Shrine located at 3900 Harewood Road, NE
Washington, DC 20017. Admission is free.
A life-sized statue of St. John Paul II greets visitors as they approach the incredible Shrine.
The exhibits include timelines focusing on many important events that occurred throughout St. John Paul II's papacy.
A special exhibition highlights the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary, which St. John Paul II gifted to the Church.
One of the more incredible displays at the Shrine is a first-class relic of St. John Paul II located in the Luminous Mysteries Chapel.
The 'A Gift of Love: The Life of Saint John Paul II ' permanent exhibition is a spectacular display of the great saint's life, which features a wide variety of artifacts, writings, videos and interactive displays.
Fr. José Maria Cortes, F.S.C.B elevates the Blessed Sacrament at the consecration in the Redemptor Hominis Church during the Mass for Ash Wednesday.
Attendees come from all walks of life, including many from Catholic University, which is just up the road.
Fr. José Maria Cortes distributes ashes to those who present themselves during the Mass.
Ash Wednesday at the Shrine is a special experience as a large focus here is Divine Mercy.
The Shrine offers a peaceful and prayerful setting for those who visit.
The Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy, the Order of St. Faustina minister at the Shrine, fostering an encounter with Christ's Mercy.