The oldest continuing Italian American Church in the City of Chicago, located on the west side in the heart of historic “Little Italy”. We are a Catholic community, with Christ as our foundation, that welcomes all like family, that proudly celebrates its heritage and tradition. Here the restless seeking of the soul finds a safe place to explore its sacred journey.
* How is God calling you to witness to Jesus Christ?
* Discover what Mary Magdalene’s story means for us today.
A morning of prayer and reflection on Gospel witness in our time.
Julie Berggren is a spiritual director, Secular Franciscan, grief group facilitator and retreat leader. She enjoys weaving Franciscan and Ignatian spirituality both in life and work. Julie is Director of Pastoral Care at Holy Name Cathedral, MA in Spirituality, Loyola University Chicago.
This was a beautiful Mary Magdalene morning. Great mix of Scripture, history, myth, debunking, time for reflection and sharing and prayer. Thank you! – Marilyn Antonik
I very much appreciate the careful analysis of Scripture in discerning the true biblical Mary Magdalene. Also the source information throughout our tradition that contributed to our images of M.M. that have come down to us. – Maureen Schuneman
Excellent presentation. Gave me a different insight into M of M. I’d recommend the program to others. – Dave French
Mind-opening material. Inspiration to pursue Mary of Magdala. – Pat Hamill
11:00 am Mass, followed by Procession & Reception with traditional Filipino Cuisine
Our Lady of Manaoag has a permanent home at the Shrine
Folk tradition has it that the Blessed Mother showed herself to a middle aged farmer and gave him the message on where she wanted her church to be located, She showed herself on a low tree amidst the glow of heavenly light. Manaoag is known more as a pilgrimage town than anything else.
This feast has been celebrated at the Shrine since 2003. The Shrine’s Filipino community celebrates our Blessed Mother Mary with their gift of song, worship and tradition. Much like the Italian custom, you depart full of the Holy Spirit and good food.