The Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe is a house of pilgrimage and prayer
to inspire in the faithful an ever-deeper devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God and Mother
of the Church.
By the ministry of the Basilica, the faithful will be strengthened in the imitation of Christ and in faithful
service to that King whom “to serve is to reign”.
- Gathering Christian pilgrims to carry on the mission of evangelization of the peoples.
- Imbuing all who gather at the Basilica with the spirit of the All-Holy Mother of God, her fiat to God’s will, and her model of discipleship of her Son, Jesus Christ.
- Sharing with the faithful the riches of the Church’s Sacred Liturgy.
- Leading the faithful to an increased devotion to the worship of the Holy Eucharist.
- Drawing Christians to be reconciled with God through the Sacrament of Penance.
- Soothing Christian souls with the patrimony of Ecclesial Sacred Music.
- Serving as a spiritual center for all who visit the Basilica.