Join us the first and third Wednesdays of the month 6:00 – 8:00 PM.
On a September morning in 1918, praying before the Crucifix in the choir of the old church, Padre Pio received the gift of the stigmata, or visible wounds of the crucifixion, that remained in his body, fresh and bleeding, for half a century, until his death September 23, 1968.
The Holy Father John Paul II granted the title of “Venerable” on December 18, 1997, and he was canonized a saint on June 16, 2002.
The Shrine has held a prayer service to Padre Pio for many years. Many pilgrims place their intentions in his care. Join us the first and third Wednesdays of the month from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.
The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii is participating in the Archdiocese of Chicago’s Renew My Church initiative. This Archdiocesan wide initiative ‘will chart the course for greater vibrancy and vitality’ in the Archdiocese of Chicago ‘for generations to come’. (Above is a photo of The Shrine’s Cross of San Damiano).
* 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, M.A., Spirituality
Director of Pastoral Care, Holy Name Cathedral
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!”
“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.”
“Excellent presentation. Gave me a different insight into M of M. I’d recommend the program to others.”
“Mind-opening material. Inspiration to pursue Mary of Magdala.”