PILGRIMAGE Ministry UPCOMING EVENTS

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.

 

Musing on Music: Reflections on the Hymns of Advent and Christmas, Program Recordings

Categories: Homepage Feature, Pilgrimage Event

The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, together with Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, presented Musing on Music: Reflections on the Hymns of Advent and Christmas, A Four-Part Virtual Event.  Below you will find the program recorded on Zoom, available on our You Tube page.  Thank You.

December 4Fr. Richard Fragomeni on “O Come, Divine Messiah”

Fr. Richard Fragomeni, PhD is a nationally acclaimed speaker, author, retreat master and teacher; Professor of Liturgy and Preaching, Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, Adjunct faculty, Department of Religious Studies, De Paul University.

Please click here to see the recording of the December 4, 2021 zoom session via You Tube.  As you view the presentation, ponder the question: How does hope sing its truth for you when the sadness does not seem to flee away?

 

December 11Julie Berggren on “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”

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

Please click here to see the recording of the December 11, 2021 zoom session via You Tube.  As you view the presentation, ponder the question: What is the lite in your life and how do you access it?

December 18Br. Antony Julius on “Like the Dawning of the Morning”

Br. Antony Julius Milton joined the Franciscan Capuchin Province of Tamil Nadu, India in 2010.

Please click here to see the recording of the December 18, 2021 zoom session via You Tube.  As you view the presentation, ponder the questions: What joyful expectations do you have today? What other imagery comes to mind when you think of Mary’s expectation on her way to Bethlehem? Where/How do you see God in your joyful expectations? What are your thoughts on the “terror and beauty” of Mary’s expectation? How can Mary help you during this last week of Advent?

January 8Catharine M. Lentz on “O Little Town of Bethlehem”

Catharine M. Lentz, JD, MA is the Director of Adult Faith Formation and RCIA at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Darien, IL. She has a Masters in Liturgical Studies from Catholic Theological Union and a Juris Doctor from the University of Chicago Law School.

Please click here to see the recording of the January 8, 2021 zoom session via You Tube.  As you view the presentation, ponder the questions: For the first part – What Scripture passage most captures my feelings of this Christmas season? Why? For the second part – What suggestion of making Christmas a way of life do I think is most needed in our world? How can I help bring that about?

If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Carl Wachsmann at carl@ourladyofpompeii.org or 312-421-3757 ext. 315 or Cathy Lentz at catharine.lentz@ourladyofmtcarmel.org or 630-852-3303, ext. 5.

 

 

 

Servant of God, Thea Bowman Prayer

Categories: 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.

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