|As we celebrate the new
millennium, with hope and purpose, we the Chinese Americans of the
Catholic faith, are united by the deep love and devotion we share
for our Blessed Mother.
We invite you, our Chinese American
brothers and sisters, and our dear friends to honor Our Lady of
China by helping to place a mosaic in her honor at the Basilica of
the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington,
The Basilica stands proudly as the
largest Catholic Church in the Western Hemisphere and the 8th
largest in the world. The Shrine is a testament to the love that
this multi ethnic world of ours has for the Blessed Mother and her
With over 60 chapels representing Marian
devotion from many different cultures, under the patronage of the
Most Reverend William E Lori, then Auxiliary Bishop of Washington,
now Bishop of Bridgeport, Connecticut, the Basilica's doors are open
to the one hundred thousand Chinese American Catholics to erect a
mosaic in honor of Our Lady of China.
In this, the fresh start of a new and
promising millennium of faith, we hope you will help make our
project of love and devotion a reality.
We invite you to:
- Pray for the success of Our Lady of
China project. There is nothing stronger than the power of
- Collect as many names, addresses and
signatures as possible supporting this project and email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
or send to:
Our Lady of China Project
Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
400 Michigan Avenue, N.E.
Washington, DC 20017-1566
Contribute financially to the above name and address.