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Monday, April 8, 2013

"Religious" Spring Break in The Capital (w/ Photos)

Hi, everyone! How are we all doing this time of the year? Good? Well? Great? All of the above? That's amazing! Thank God, we're all alive and trying to do the best we can to enjoy life.

April 5th, each year, is a very special date for my loving wife Freny. Why so special, you ask? It's because it'ts the anniversary of her existence. on planet Earth. Simply put, it's her birthday! Admittedly, I'm the luckiest guy in town to co-celebrate her natal day every year for as long as we're alive and well. Thank you, Lord, for having her in my life! And thank you gracious God for having blessed us two incredible and smart children (Andrew and Tintin) in our life. To me, they're my humble contribution to and accomplishment for the humankind. I pray all the time that they continue to be responsible, useful and productive members of our society. I'm so proud of them, my two amazing children, my contribution and accomplishment! May God continue to bless them and keep them safe and healthy! May God bless us all, as one family with Faith!

This year, Freny decided to celebrate her birthday, while spending the rest of her spring break (and Easter), in The Capital, otherwise known as Washington, DC (to you and me). That's what we did. We've been in DC a day before her birthday. Tintin, who has been working and living in D-ville for less than a year now, was spending her one-week spring break at home, was with us, too. This was also our opportunity to see Andrew, her brother, who works in DC but lives in the neighboring state of The Land of Mary, aka Maryland. It's, therefore, a family get together, a reunion, sort of?

As the title of this blog post suggests, here are the photos to back it up for you guys. Hope you liked and enjoyed them...

Photos (c) 2013 by Chris A. Quilpa
In the Capital, we visited the following religious or "Catholic" institutions: 1) Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception where we attended the first Friday Mass @1215 and after that had lunch there in the restaurant, in between the gift shops. We bought a to-go lunch for Andrew since he 2) Poor Clares House 3) Franciscan Monastery. We had a little shopping at the Basilica and at the Franciscan Monastery's gift shops. In the afternoon, we went to see Andrew after he's off from his work. (See the last four photos.)

Well, this is all for now and thank you for your time, my dear folks and friends. Until next time around. Take care and have a blessed and peaceful day, everyone! as always, I pray, "May God bless us all!"-chris a. quilpa, 08Apr2013

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