PILGRIMAGE Ministry

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

Emanuel Congregation

Harran Productions Foundation

Midwest Buddhist Temple

Shambhala

Sikh Religious Society of Chicago.

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Some participants from ‘The Compassionate Heart’ 2016: Dr. Shakeela Hassan, Harran Productions Foundation, Dr. Balwant S. Hansra, Sikh Religious Society of Chicago, Rev. Asayo Horibe, Buddhist Council of the Midwest, Susan M. Pudelek, The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii. (Photo Credit John D’Anca) 

 

Photo from November 6th, 2016 Compassionate Heart
Photo from ‘Mary Magdalene in Scripture’.  (Photo Credit Mary Shimandle) 

 

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

Categories: Pilgrimage Event

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