FIELD TRIP TO THE NATIONAL SHRINE BASILICA

Lithuanian School October 30, 2015 This Saturday our first through ninth grade students visited the National Shrine Basilica in Washington, D.C., and met with Monsignor Rolandas Makrickas in the Lithuanian chapel, which is dedicated to our Lady of Šiluva, http://www.ourladyofsiluva.org/our_lady/us_devotion/washington_dc.php. The Monsignor told the students about the history of the basilica and of the Lithuanian chapel. Monsignor Makrickas emphasized that the Lithuanian chapel in Washington has a beauty, meaning, and significance equal to the Lithuanian chapel in the Vatican. The Monsignor also spoke to the students about All Saints’ Day (November 1) and All Souls’ Day (November 2). He explained how important it is to do good deeds, because we perpetuate ourselves on this earth only by doing good deeds. We sincerely thank Monsignor Makrickas for the special lesson and his wish that we “grow in wisdom and in the knowledge of eternal values.”