Categories: Other

The Icons of the Shrine of Our Lady Of Pompeii

Please click on the above image to view the Icons. Thank you.

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.

Why Are Statues Covered in Purple

Categories: Liturgical, Other


Sunday, March 21, Fifth Sunday of Lent.  As you enter The Shrine on the Fifth Sunday of Lent you will see that all statues and images are covered or veiled in purple cloth.

It is an ancient custom of the Church to veil images during the time of the Lord’s Passion. Many Churches in the world continue this custom today.

It is an act of fasting – not from food or meat, but an act of fasting for our eyes. Our eyes are not given the pleasure of the sacred images for two weeks. At Easter, we again will feast our eyes on the beauty of the art that enhances the Shrine.

It calls all who enter the Shrine to enter inward to the heart, contemplating the great gift of the Lord’s Death and Resurrection. Without any other focus, we are called to remember the central mysteries of our redemption during this holy time.

It creates an environment of penance and royal hope as we anticipate the reawakening of the Alleluia at the Easter Vigil.

It can be a reminder that our lives are to be hidden in Christ, and find their only meaning in His Cross.