In each of the alcoves there are wonderful statues each representing the history of "the church".
This is a national shrine of St. Peregrine, located on the east side of the Basilica, and dedicated by Joseph Cardinal Bernadin on June 7, 1993. St. Peregrine (1265-1345) was a Servite Friar who was miraculously cured of cancer after praying all night before a crucifix. Today he is considered the patron saint of Cancer and those critically ill. Many a prayer has been offered to this Saint and continue daily in hopes of ending the deadly disease.
Not exactly the day I had planned, but a good one afterall.
“If you don't think every day is a good day, just try missing one.” Cavett Roberts
Until next time,