If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.
– St. Teresa of Calcutta
An extraordinary encounter among prayerful people of five religions took place at the Shrine
in November 2016, iin parnership with Harran Productions Foundation:
The Compassionate Heart: Music, Poetry and Prayers for Peace.
November 6, 2016 Program (includes the interreligious prayers and poetry)
While we may not pray the same prayer together, together we pray,
in our own languages and traditions – Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Sikhism.
Raising our hearts and our voices in compassion and peace for the world
this program was made possible in cooperation with:
Archdiocese of Chicago Office for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs
Buddhist Council of the Midwest
Harran Productions Foundation
Midwest Buddhist Temple
Sikh Religious Society of Chicago.
Saturday, April 8, 2017 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
LENTEN DAY OF
REFLECTION AND RECONCILIATION
in Preparation for Holy Week
Being Christ for One Another
Learning the ‘Art of Accompaniment’
A Bus Pilgrimage
Saturday, April 8, 2017
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. * 8:30 a.m. check-in, coffee
For I was a stranger and you welcomed me… Matt 25:35-36
Presenters: Taller de José * St. Joseph’s Workshop
* How are we to accompany those who encounter difficulties due to illness, lack of food, shelter,
schooling and more?
* How do we walk respectfully alongside them, listening, supporting and being present as compassionate friends?
A community resource center with more than 150 partnerships including Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago, connecting people to services and services to people. Together they work “welcoming the stranger” and giving clients the tools they need to overcome obstacles when seeking assistance. Located in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood they are a sponsored ministry of the Congregation of St. Joseph. Taller de José works so that “all may be one.”
Pope Francis invites us all to practice the “‘art of accompaniment’ which teaches us to ‘remove our sandals before the sacred ground of the other” (EG). We are to welcome the stranger as we would welcome Christ. As we prepare for Holy Week, join us on a unique bus pilgrimage to deepen our understanding on how we may do this today. We’ll stop at places in Chicago where people find themselves in need of help such as hospitals, courthouses or social service agencies as we explore the art of accompaniment.
Taller de José staff will lead us, inviting reflections and sharing stories of their ministry of accompaniment. Beyond the hours, training and experience, the most important thing staff members offer others is their ability to listen with their heart.
Program Begins at
The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii
Morning Prayer / Bus Pilgrimage / Lunch /
Reconciliation Service with individual Confession
Registration: $40 per person.
Includes transportation and lunch.
Reservations a must, due Wednesday, April 8.
3 Ways to Register:
Call: 312.421.3757 (V/MC) or
Online: at Give Central or
Mail: Check to:
The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, Attn: Lenten Day
1224 W. Lexington St., Chicago, IL 60607
Saturday, June 3rd, 2017.
What people who have attended say about this program:
- Even after being widowed for 12 years, I learned so much – beautifully and thoroughly presented. Thank you! – Anna Marie Pettigrew
- Everything was more wonderful than I ever expected. Amy was phenomenal. If possible, I’ll be back next year. I’m telling all my friends about this and want to bring them. – Carol Smith
- The dance prayer was beautiful! It really reflected what I’m feeling. Thank you! – anonymous
- Wonderful day! Love the integration of prayer and ritual with understanding grief and healing. – Christine Trausch
- Thank you especially for the power of the liturgical prayer. It was very healing. – Judith Flanigan