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


Sikh Religious Society of Chicago.

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) 


Lost Child Pilgrimage

Categories: Homepage Feature, Pilgrimage Event

Please click here for complete program information and registration.

Are you, or someone you love, grieving the death of a child?  The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii invites Men and Women to join us for this very special day of reflection, healing and hope.

We welcome you or someone you know in the peace of Christ Jesus.

Saturday, October 28, 2017 

9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. * 8:30 a.m. Check-In, Coffee

17th Annual Lost Child Pilgrimage

Explore the Sacred Journey of Loss, Healing and Hope

Feast of St. Jude Thaddeus

Patron Saint of Hope and Impossible Causes

Speaker:  Rev. Richard N. Fragomeni, Ph.D.

She Said What?! Women’s Wisdom in Buddhism and Christianity

Categories: Pilgrimage Event

The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii presents – 

She Said What?!

Women’s Wisdom in Buddhism and Christianity

 Sunday, November 5, 2 – 4 pm

 Clear seeing with heart and courage, women have offered wise, inspiring, strong and capable spiritual leadership throughout the centuries.

Humanity suffers when women are only partially seen.

Join this interactive, compassionate look at women leaders and teachers in two great world religions.

Discover how Mary Magdalene, Queen Srimala and women of historic times inspire us all today.

Leadership: Buddhist Catholic Dialogue Chicago

Rev. Asayo Horibe, Buddhist Council of the Midwest

Rev. Ron Miyamura, Midwest Buddhist Temple

Rev. Patti Nakai, Buddhist Temple of Chicago

Aarti Tejuja, Shambhala International

Very Rev. Thomas A. Baima, Archdiocese of Chicago

Rev. Andrew Luczak

Susan M. Pudelek, The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii

Please Register with Name & Phone by November 2, 2017 – two ways to register below:

Click here to Register Online.

or Call: (312) 421-3757

 Program is free of charge.

Freewill donations gratefully accepted.