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) 

 

Advent Day of Reflection and Reconciliation

Categories: Homepage Feature, Pilgrimage Event

Saturday, December 9, 2017, 9 am – 3 pm

Birthing God, Franciscan and Dominican Insights on Creation and the Incarnation

How do we bring forth Christ in our world today?

How is God’s solidarity with all of creation expressed through Sts. Francis, Dominic, and the mystical insights of Bonaventure and Meister Eckhart?

A morning retreat on how our image of God affects how we live and relate to others as we prepare a place for the Lord this Advent.

Presenters:

Br. MJ Groark, Capuchin Franciscan friar of the Province of St. Joseph, entered the order in 2008 and made his perpetual vows in 2014. Serving in numerous capacities within the order, he has ministered in Milwaukee, Detroit, on Native American reservations in Montana and is currently stationed on Chicago’s Southside. A graduate of St. Xavier University he has degrees in philosophy and anthropology. Br. MJ is currently in the Master of Divinity program at Catholic Theological Union preparing for the priesthood.

 

Br. Nicholas Reynolds, O.P. is a Dominican friar and member of the Province of St. Martin de Porres. He holds a BS degree in Physics from Furman University and is currently a 5th year student studying theology and philosophy at Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis, Missouri. Bro. Nicholas enjoys topics on spirituality and likes to take walks for contemplation. He is a lover of food and cultural cuisines.

 

Program:

Mid-Morning Prayer

Presentations

Silence or Small Group Reflection

Examination of Conscience

Reconciliation Service with individual confession

3 Easy Ways to Register:

$25 Paid Registration is due by Wednesday, December 6.

Lunch included.

Online:  Click here to register online via Give Central.

Call:  312.421.3757 with V/MC information

Mail: Click here for registration Form.  Please print, complete and mail in with Check or V/MC information payable to:

The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii

Attn: Advent Day

1224 W. Lexington Street, Chicago, IL 60607