Today, in addition to being Sunday, it is the feastday of The Solemnity of Mary The Holy Mother of God.
The Mass was beautifully sacred and the new Murdy Family Organ sounded magnificent. I have a great appreciation for the pipe organ and even casually studied organ construction in the early 1980’s. I am not sure who the organist was this morning, but he or she is a master of their craft.
Afterwards, we visited the Grotto and prayed and lit candles for several family members who are facing various challenges.
Here is a short explanation of the Basilica, followed by a few photos we took.