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The Concert Trilogy
12 January 2022

BY POPULAR DEMAND, OUR CONCERT TRILOGY RETURNS

Dear Friends of the Shrine,

As a Shrine family, nothing brings us closer than beautiful music. Music comes from the heart, and at The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, your heart always has a home.

Many of us have not been able to visit the Shrine during these challenging years, and to keep that special place in your hearts, we strive to bring the Shrine to you and will again offer our concert trilogy. The three concerts will be available from January 13 to February 27.

The concerts are magical. I know because I was there when we recorded them and want to share them with our Shrine family and friends.

I am confident the music will touch your hearts as it did mine.

Wishing you God’s blessings and magical music,

Rev. Richard N, Fragomeni, PhD, Rector

THE CONCERT TRILOGY

Il Cinema” – Paul French and the Shrine Ensemble pay homage to Ennio Morricone and Nino Rota.

“L’Opera” – A Performance by members of the Chicago Lyric Opera

Ommagio a Sinatra” – Sinatra favorites performed by Paul Marinaro and the Metropolitan Jazz Quartet.

View all three concerts for $100.  Individual concerts are $40 each. 

Each Link is available to view 24/7 from Thursday, January 13 to Sunday, February 27

Place your order here or call 312.421.3757.

You will receive your concert link(s) via your order confirmation.

 

Musing on Music: Reflections on the Hymns of Advent and Christmas, Program Recordings
4 December 2021

The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, together with Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, presented Musing on Music: Reflections on the Hymns of Advent and Christmas, A Four-Part Virtual Event.  Below you will find the program recorded on Zoom, available on our You Tube page.  Thank You.

December 4Fr. Richard Fragomeni on “O Come, Divine Messiah”

Fr. Richard Fragomeni, PhD is a nationally acclaimed speaker, author, retreat master and teacher; Professor of Liturgy and Preaching, Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, Adjunct faculty, Department of Religious Studies, De Paul University.

Please click here to see the recording of the December 4, 2021 zoom session via You Tube.  As you view the presentation, ponder the question: How does hope sing its truth for you when the sadness does not seem to flee away?

 

December 11Julie Berggren on “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”

Julie Berggren, MA, is a spiritual director, chaplain, and retreat leader.

Please click here to see the recording of the December 11, 2021 zoom session via You Tube.  As you view the presentation, ponder the question: What is the lite in your life and how do you access it?

December 18Br. Antony Julius on “Like the Dawning of the Morning”

Br. Antony Julius Milton joined the Franciscan Capuchin Province of Tamil Nadu, India in 2010.

Please click here to see the recording of the December 18, 2021 zoom session via You Tube.  As you view the presentation, ponder the questions: What joyful expectations do you have today? What other imagery comes to mind when you think of Mary’s expectation on her way to Bethlehem? Where/How do you see God in your joyful expectations? What are your thoughts on the “terror and beauty” of Mary’s expectation? How can Mary help you during this last week of Advent?

January 8Catharine M. Lentz on “O Little Town of Bethlehem”

Catharine M. Lentz, JD, MA is the Director of Adult Faith Formation and RCIA at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Darien, IL. She has a Masters in Liturgical Studies from Catholic Theological Union and a Juris Doctor from the University of Chicago Law School.

Please click here to see the recording of the January 8, 2021 zoom session via You Tube.  As you view the presentation, ponder the questions: For the first part – What Scripture passage most captures my feelings of this Christmas season? Why? For the second part – What suggestion of making Christmas a way of life do I think is most needed in our world? How can I help bring that about?

If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Carl Wachsmann at carl@ourladyofpompeii.org or 312-421-3757 ext. 315 or Cathy Lentz at catharine.lentz@ourladyofmtcarmel.org or 630-852-3303, ext. 5.

 

 

 

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