As August is dedicated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I wanted me second post over at Dappled Things to introduce readers to a shrine I’ve long known and loved: the Blue Army Shrine in Washington, NJ.

In my last blog post  for Dappled Things, I told the story of Fatima, and how the Blessed Mother met three young shepherds and gave them messages to share with the world about the war, future wars, her Immaculate Heart, and prayer. Today, I’d like to share with you a very special place I encountered on my travels with our show, The Faithful Traveler. In fact, we featured it in our first season, The Faithful Traveler in the US: East Coast Shrineswhich you can watch online here (and buy the DVD here). I’ve also embedded the episode below.

Since it’s still August, dedicated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, as is this Shrine, I thought it would be appropriate to tell you a little bit about this wonderful place.

One of our goals with The Faithful Traveler is to introduce viewers to some of the amazing Catholic shrines and places of pilgrimage our country and the world has to offer. By introducing you all to these places, I hope to help you learn more about the saints and devotions behind them. But I also hope to encourage you all to visit them, if ever you are able. Of course, for those of you who cannot visit, for whatever reason, I hope that our show will help you get there virtually.

Read the rest over at Dappled Things.

And if you haven’t watched our episode on the Blue Army Shrine, remember, you can watch it here. Tell your friends!