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Trinity College in Northeast Washington in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Pope John Paul II

 
 
Pope John Paul II Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By M. A. Pimentel, April 4, 2008
1. Pope John Paul II Marker
Inscription.  Trinity College commemorates with joy the visit of Pope John Paul II, October 7, 1979. He blessed the campus and the faculty, students, alumnae, board members, staff and friends assembled near the Main Building. In Notre Dame Chapel, His Holiness led an ecumenical prayer service with leaders of Protestant, Eastern Orthodox, Jewish and other non-Christian religions. On Kerby Hall lawn he met individually and blessed a large group of handicapped persons of the Washington Archdiocese.
 
Erected by Trinity College, Washington DC.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1864.
 
Location. 38° 55.704′ N, 77° 0.243′ W. Marker is in Northeast Washington in Washington, District of Columbia. It is in Trinity College. Marker is on Michigan Avenue Northeast north of Franklin Street Northeast, on the right when traveling north. The marker is located at Notre Dame Chapel on the campus of Trinity Washington University. It is on the east wall of the Chapel's portico. The Chapel is the
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Romanesque building to immediately to the left of the Campus main entrance. The building can be easily seen from the street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 125 Michigan Ave Northeast, Washington DC 20017, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Christ, the Light of the World (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher House Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); All Veterans Garden (approx. 0.4 miles away); America's Medal of Honor Recipients Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); The National Veterans Christmas Tree (approx. 0.4 miles away); Father Michael J. McGivney (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Glenwood Cemetery Chapel (approx. half a mile away); Dr. Justine Bayard Ward (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Northeast Washington.
 
More about this marker. Trinity Washington University, formerly called Trinity College Washington DC, is the first and oldest Catholic women's college in the United States. Founded in 1897 by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, it continues to function as a institute of higher education for women. Its graduates include United States Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi (class of 1962), Governor of Kansas Kathleen Sebelius (Class of 1970), President of Hearst Publications Cathleen Black (Class of 1966), and Republican pollster Kellyanne Conway (Class of 1989).
The marker is to the east of the Chapel entrance image. Click for full size.
Photographed By M. A. Pimentel, April 4, 2008
2. The marker is to the east of the Chapel entrance
 
Notre Dame Chapel image. Click for full size.
Photographed By M. A. Pimentel, April 4, 2008
3. Notre Dame Chapel
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 30, 2023. It was originally submitted on April 4, 2008, by M. A. Pimentel of Waldorf, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,710 times since then and 12 times this year. Last updated on April 12, 2008, by M. A. Pimentel of Waldorf, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 4, 2008, by M. A. Pimentel of Waldorf, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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