Winter Spirituality 2018
Feb 24 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Winter Spirituality 2018 – Deep Listening: Being a Loving and Healing Presence

Saturday, February 24, 2018

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

8:30 a.m. check-in, coffee

“Being listened to is so close to being loved that most people cannot tell the difference.” (D. Augsburger)

Listening is an art.  Deep listening happens in the heart.  Beyond our logical minds there is a ground of knowing where we encounter Divine grace and compassion that heals and transforms us.  Come and learn practices in deep listening where our inner and outer landscapes meet. We’ll experience Centering Prayer (Christian tradition) and the secular aspects of Mindfulness Meditation in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition.

Cultivating silence, noticing and not judging our thoughts opens our hearts to receiving God’s abundant grace and mercyas we know our basic goodness.


Aarti Lentz Tejuja 

Director of Social Engagement, Shambhala International, creates safe spaces for young people in Chicago teaching how to live mindfully and give back to society.

Susan M. Pudelek, M.Div.

Coordinator of Interreligious Relations, Office for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs, Archdiocese of Chicago, builds relationships with people of many religious traditions. Susan was the Shrine’s Director of Pilgrimage Ministry for more than 12 years.

Susan and Aarti were delegates with the Buddhist Catholic Vatican Dialogue and met Pope Francis in June 2015.

$25.00 Paid Registration is due by

Wednesday, February 21.

Lunch included.

3 Ways to Register:

  1. Call:312.421.3757 (V/MC) or
  2. Online: Please click here.
  3. Mail Check or Credit Card information to:

The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii

Attn: Deep Listening

1224 W. Lexington Street, Chicago, IL 60607

Lenten Day of Reflection and Reconciliation
Mar 24 @ 8:30 am – 2:30 pm


Three Doorways into Holy Week: Stories that can Change our Lives Glorying in the Cross
Saturday, March 24 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Check-in, coffee 8:30 a.m

“We should glory in the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ”: these are the first words, the entrance antiphon, of the Mass of the Lord’s Supper, the beginning of the Triduum. The Scriptures of Lent, especially the Gospels of the third, fourth, and fifth Sundays in year B – this year – prepare us to enter into the three most solemn days of Holy Week and focus on the mystery of our salvation: the death and Resurrection of the Lord.

We will spend our time together reflecting on these Gospels to prepare ourselves to Glory in Christ’s Cross.

Speaker: Victoria M. Tufano, Senior Editor & Liturgical Consultant at Liturgy Training Publications.  She has served as a parish director of liturgy and Christian initiation, and as a diocesan director of worship. She was as a team member for institutes of the North American Forum on the Catechumenate and served on Forum’s board of directors. She is a frequent writer and speaker on liturgy and Christian initiation and was the editor of Catechumenate: A Journal of Christian Initiation and of several books on initiation. She holds a Master of Arts in liturgical studies and a Master of Divinity, both from the University of Notre Dame.

Mid-Morning Prayer
Silence or Small Group Reflection
Examination of Conscience
Reconciliation Service with individual confession

$25 Paid Registration: due Wednesday, March 21. Includes lunch.
3 Ways to Register:
* Call: 312.421.3757 (V/MC) or
* Online: Please click here.

* Mail Check or Credit Card information to:

The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, Attn: Lenten Day

1224 W. Lexington Street Chicago, IL 60607

6th Annual Cook Off
Apr 29 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

The Shrine’s 6th Annual Cook Off!  Sunday Dinner Signature Dish             

The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii

1224 W. Lexington Street, Chicago, IL

Starts promptly at 12:30 p.m., immediately following the 11 a.m. Mass.

$30 per person

You will sample each Team’s Sunday Dinner Signature Dish!!

(includes Wine, Antipasto Salad and Dessert.)

Teams compete for your vote.  You be the judge!

People’s Choice Winner

Reservations only,

Limited seating.

Sorry NO Walk-Ins.

To make your reservation:

Please click here for: Shrine Cook Off mail in form. Please print, complete and send in to The Shrine

Please click here to pay reserve and pay via Give Central.

Or  – Call: 312.421.3757

Piazza Pompei (after the 8:30 am and 11:00 am masses)
May 20 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm

Is Back!!

Please join us after the 8:30 am or 11:00 am masses for Piazza Pompei!

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