Winter Spirituality 2018 – Deep Listening: Being a Loving and Healing Presence

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Saturday, February 24, 2018

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

8:30 a.m. check-in, coffee

“Being listened to is so close to being loved that most people cannot tell the difference.” (D. Augsburger)

Listening is an art.  Deep listening happens in the heart.  Beyond our logical minds there is a ground of knowing where we encounter Divine grace and compassion that heals and transforms us.  Come and learn practices in deep listening where our inner and outer landscapes meet. We’ll experience Centering Prayer (Christian tradition) and the secular aspects of Mindfulness Meditation in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition.

Cultivating silence, noticing and not judging our thoughts opens our hearts to receiving God’s abundant grace and mercyas we know our basic goodness.

Co-Leaders:           

Aarti Lentz Tejuja 

Director of Social Engagement, Shambhala International, creates safe spaces for young people in Chicago teaching how to live mindfully and give back to society.

Susan M. Pudelek, M.Div.

Coordinator of Interreligious Relations, Office for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs, Archdiocese of Chicago, builds relationships with people of many religious traditions. Susan was the Shrine’s Director of Pilgrimage Ministry for more than 12 years.

Susan and Aarti were delegates with the Buddhist Catholic Vatican Dialogue and met Pope Francis in June 2015.

$25.00 Paid Registration is due by

Wednesday, February 21.

Lunch included.

3 Ways to Register:

  1. Call:312.421.3757 (V/MC) or
  2. Online: Please click here.
  3. Mail Check or Credit Card information to:

The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii

Attn: Deep Listening

1224 W. Lexington Street, Chicago, IL 60607

Christmas Decorations – Thank you!

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Through the Nativity of Our Lord, we welcomed into the world, Jesus, the light of all nations, the light of all generations, the light that overcomes all darkness.

We were able to celebrate our Christmas masses in a wonderfully  decorated and brilliantly illuminated church.

A big ‘Thank you’ to the volunteers who gave up their time and worked so hard to put up and arrange the beautiful decorations.

Chris & Christopher & Joey Butz, picked up & delivered
Rich Panico, donated Christmas trees
Pete Cesaroni
Jim Parenti
Andrew Lisowski
Mike Johannsen
Mario Leggero
Josephin & Sam Rizzo
Anna & Catarina Novotny
Nancy & Charlie Cunov
Jan Gemino
Kathy Murr
Gina & Lionel Battari, La Befana actor/actress
Jenny Fitzpatrick with daughter
Bob & Jan Provenzano
Gary DeLeonardis

Flower Donations

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Christmas flower fund!  Those funds helped to provide the lovely floral arrangements and poinsettias which wonderfully decorated our church.

Mille Grazie‘ to all!