The tour ended at the Bascilica, which is absolutely beautiful. The pictures do not do it justice. The Bascilica was orginally built as a chapel for the Daughters of Charity, but was declared a Minor Bascilica by one of the Popes. There are many Mosaics and a few side altars, one of which holds the remains of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. The Mary Altar was also where the Blessed Sacrament was that day. We spent some time in prayer and reflection before leaving.
Along the Cemetary walls were the Stations of the Cross, ending in the Crucifixion. There are steps leading up to a platform so one can get fairly close to the Cross.
Our Blessed Mother. The lighted red candle means the Blessed Sacrament was in this tabernacle.
A relic of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton that was available to venerate. I'm not sure if it was blood or a piece of bone.
This was in a room outside the Sanctuary of the Basilica. Christ taking the cup of Suffering. The walls are a Mosaic of the Garden, and had the Apostles asleep beside a tree. So moving.
After leaving the Basilica we drove to the Grotto of Lourdes. We filled up our water bottles with the Spring Water, rested and prayed before heading home. Our Spirits were renewed on this trip.