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Photo by Fr. Lawrence Lew, O.P. of the Sanctuary of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington DC.

“Let the children of the Catholic Church fly with utter confidence to this most sweet Mother of mercy and grace in all dangers, difficulties, needs, doubts and fears. Under her guidance, under her patronage, under her kindness and protection, nothing is to be feared; nothing is hopeless. Because, while bearing toward us a truly motherly affection and having in her care the work of our salvation, she is solicitous about the whole human race.”

– Pope Blessed Pius IX.

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There is something special about segments of life being frozen in time. It’s wonderful to come across an image that captivates you, and invites you to lean in for a closer look.

Such is the photography of Fr. Lawrence Lew, O.P., a member of the English Province, was invited by the Dominican Foundation to take pictures in some of the places the friars serve in the North East.

We hope you enjoy the treasures of our Province as seen through his lens. It was so exciting to see beautiful, vivid, & artistic images of crucifixes, stained glass windows, and Dominican friars. I could go on & on about the splendor of Fr. Lawrence’s photography, but it would be prudent for me to remember the old maxim, “a picture is worth a thousand words.”

You can access the collection of photos of the Province taken by Fr. Lew here and as well as his own page where he displays his best photos taken throughout the world.

Fr. Lew’s sermon for today’s Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception can be found here.

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