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.


Praying With Mary Magdelane, A Morning Retreat

Categories: Homepage Feature, Other, Pilgrimage Event

Saturday, July 21, 2018 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 

As the first witness to the resurrected Jesus, Mary Magdalene, was entrusted to carry the heart of Jesus to others.

How can we continue to carry the love of Jesus to those we meet in everyday life? How does the story of Mary Magdalene translate to the lives of men and women today? What do we know about this woman who has been called “Apostle to the Apostles”?

Through conversation, reflection, and creative prayer experience we will share the story of Mary Magdalene as we celebrate on the eve of her Feast Day, from 10-11:30 AM, Saturday, July 21 in the Shrine Center.  All are welcome. Julie Berggren, MA

Julie is a spiritual director, chaplain, and retreat leader.

Walking with Mary

Categories: Homepage Feature, Other, Pilgrimage Event

Saturday, August 4, 2018 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Join us as we gather to pray with Mary and take a closer look at the Salve Regina prayer. The Salve Regina is a prayer for all people—whether you are in a place of peace or at a crossroads.

Bring your prayers of joy and sorrow as we pray together and share the company of Mary, Mother of Mercy.

Saturday, August 4 9-10:30 we will meet on the front steps of the Shrine and walk across the street to Arrigo (Peanut Park) for a slow paced conversation and reflection on Mary.

All are welcome. Julie Berggren, MA

Julie is a spiritual director, chaplain, and retreat leader.

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

Categories: Pilgrimage Event

Saturday, June 2 9 a.m. – 1 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.

Speaker: Amy Florian is a nationally known speaker, author, teacher and retreat director. She is a Fellow in Thanatology, the past executive director of Stauros, U.S.A., and founder of Corgenius, Inc. Amy has authored over 150 articles, four books, and taught classes at St. Xavier University, Dominican University and for Loyola University’s graduate ministry department.

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


Liturgy of Lamentation

Presentation and Discussion with Amy Florian

Quiet Time Reflection

Liturgy of Hope

$25 Paid Registration is due by Wed., May 30.

(Lunch included)

3 Ways to Register:

The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii

Attn: MOWG

1224 W. Lexington Street

Chicago, IL 60607