If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.
  – St. Teresa of Calcutta

Please click here to read about The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii’s Pilgrimage Ministry.

Please join us for the following upcoming events.


Servant of God, Thea Bowman Prayer

Categories: Other, Pilgrimage Event

Prayer by Servant of God Sr. Thea Bowman
Creator God, Sr. Thea told us that, “if we walk on, and talk on, and work on, and pray on, and hold on, and love on in faith, we shall overcome. Overcome weakness, overcome fatigue, overcome exhaustion, overcome pain and loneliness, overcome frustration, overcome the prejudices and the stereotypes, the anxieties, the grief, the fear, the negative attitudes–all those barriers and boundaries that keep us apart, overcome racism and classism and sexism and materialism, all those ‘isms’ that keep us apart.” We ask you this, through your Son, the Prince of Peace, and in the Spirit of Hope, One God for ever and ever. Amen.


Lost Child – To Honor You

Categories: Pilgrimage Event

Shared by one of our Lost Child pilgrims during our time together.

To Honor You

To honor you, I get up everyday and take a breath.

And start another day without you in it.

To honor you, I laugh and love with those who knew your smile

And the way your eyes twinkled with mischief and secret knowledge.

To honor you, I take the time to appreciate everyone I love,

I know now there is no guarantee of days or hours spent in their presence.

To honor you, I listen to music you would have liked,

And sing at the top of my lungs, with the windows rolled down.

To honor you, I take chances, say what I feel, hold nothing back,

Risk making a fool of myself, dance every dance.

You were my light, my heart, my gift of love, from the very highest source.

So everyday, I vow to make a difference, share a smile, live, laugh and love.

Now I live for us both, so all I do, I do to honor you.


We hope you find comfort in this beautiful honor to a lost child.

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For questions or information, please click here to contact Cathy Lentz via email.

Moving on With Grace: A Spiritual Journey for Men and Women Grieving the Death of a Spouse

Categories: Other, Pilgrimage Event

This is the first LIVE pilgrimage at the Shrine in 14 months and not available virtually due to the sensitivity of content.

Saturday, June 12, 2021 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  *  8:30 a.m. Check-in, Coffee

After the unthinkable has happened, how do you go on?

Finding peace and healing after the death of a spouse can seem impossible.

Come learn what this kind of grief looks like, explore where to find God in the midst of it,

and gain tips and skills for coping, healing, and embracing new life.

It is possible to once again know happiness and live with a full heart.

A morning of spiritual comfort, engaging community and hope through prayer, presentation and discussion.

Speaker: Amy Florian

Amy Florian is a nationally recognized speaker, teacher, and retreat director who uses her personal experience, advanced education, and knowledge from over 30 years of parish liturgy and bereavement ministries for her engaging and dynamic presentations. Amy holds a Masters Degree in Pastoral Studies and she is a Fellow in Thanatology (the highest level of certification in the field of death and grief studies). She taught in the graduate ministry department of Loyola University in Chicago for almost 10 years. She founded Corgenius (a company that teaches professionals how to serve people in times of transition and loss). The winner of multiple awards for her work, she published over two hundred articles and four books, including “A Friend Indeed: Help Those You Love When They Grieve.” Amy has a passion for helping people heal, explore their faith, and live fully.

Program Includes:

Liturgy of Lamentation, Presentation & Discussion with Amy Florian,

Quiet Time Reflection, Liturgy of Hope.

$20 Paid Registration Due by Wednesday, June 9.   You may register and pay;

Online – please click here to complete registration and payment,

Call – 312.421.3757

Mail – payment to The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, Attn: MOWG, 1224 W. Lexington St., Chicago, IL 60607

* During the pilgrimage we will be adhering to the COVID-19 guidelines for the Archdiocese of Chicago,

including wearing of masks, sanitizing of hands and social distancing.