A Virtual Pilgrimage – St. Paul’s Co-Workers… Were NOT Only Men

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A Virtual Pilgrimage – St. Paul’s Co-Workers… Were NOT Only Men

Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. to noon

Saint John XXIII, when he announced the Second Vatican Council, described the Church as a living garden of life. Especially in this Easter season, we are reminded of the monumental role St. Paul played in planting its seeds to the ends of the earth. And from the very beginning, standing by his side were amazing women who fearlessly and tirelessly worked with him to nurture those tiny saplings into a luscious vineyard of the Lord. Join us as we explore the world of three of these exceptional women whose lives of faith and service to God shine with the ideals of Vatican II, just like St. Paul did himself. Paul’s co-workers they truly were . . . their co-workers we can truly be.

Presented by Catharine Lentz, JD, MA

Catharine Lentz is the Director of Pilgrimage Ministry here at The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii. She has a law degree from the University of Chicago and a master’s degree in liturgical studies from Catholic Theological Union. She is passionate about the living word of God that is Scripture and its vital importance in all of our lives.

Registration closes Friday, April 23 at 10:30 a.m.

All are Welcome!  Please register here.

A separate email will be sent with the Zoom Invitation Link and a Link for Freewill Donations, gratefully received, about 8:00 a.m. Saturday morning.

If you wish to make a Freewill Donation for this program, please click here.

For questions or information, contact Cathy Lentz or call 312.421.3757.  Thank you.

Virtual Pilgrimage: Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii

Categories: Pilgrimage Event

All are welcome to attend a virtual pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii on Saturday, May 8th from 1:30 to 3 pm! We’ll explore spirituality, symbolism, and beauty through this sacred space, and there is no cost to attend. Feel free to email chicago@pietreviveusa.org with any questions. Before the event, you will receive a Zoom link via email.

This series is offered by the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii and Pietre Vive. Pietre Vive is an international Catholic and ecumenical young adult organization that evangelizes faith through the beauty of churches. We are sponsored by the Jesuits and have chapters in 35 cities around the world. The group includes opportunities for young adults (~18-35) to engage in prayer, the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, theological and art-historical formation, and service to the public through guided visits of churches, as well as international workshops. See pietre-vive.org or Pietre Vive on Facebook/Instagram/YouTube to learn more.

To register, please click here.  You will be taken to Pietre Vive registration page.  Thank You.

Servant of God, Thea Bowman Prayer

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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.


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

Please click here to make a freewill donations.   Thank you.

For questions or information, please click here to contact Cathy Lentz via email.

Rosa Mystica

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Dear Patrons,

Thank you to everyone who has participated in our Rosa Mystica: A Journey of Renewal and Restoration series. We hope you found inspiration in the visual theology of Marian Art.

The purpose of Rosa Mystica in showcasing Marian art has been a source of spiritual nourishment for all who have participated. Through her images, we can imagine Mary as a person, no more or less than any of us, but with an enormous capacity for inner tranquility that enabled her to act with courage, faith, and love.

We invite you to join us for our fourth lecture, Mary: Mother of All Nations, on Tuesday, May 11, 2021, at 6:30 p.m. This program will include interesting perspectives on Madonna images, globally, and how people use these images in their lives.

Reflections will be led by Rebecca Long, the Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Associate Curator of European Painting and Sculpture at the Art Institute of Chicago and John Shea, theologian and storyteller. Also, in this Rosa Mystica program, Mary Ellen O’Hare-Lavin, a Jungian psychologist, will provide the psychological perspective.

You will hear a status update of The Annunciation restoration and recent discoveries that may verify its 16th century Italian origin. This painting is being restored by The Conservation of Chicago through the generosity of the in part of the Mazza Foundation.

Watch the previous webinars here.

To register for the upcoming webinar please visit here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email.

Rosa Mystica * Tuesday, May 11 * 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Registration closes May 11 at 2 p.m. CST

Please forward this invitation to whomever you think would be interested.

If you have any questions, please contact us at (312) 534-5351 or Click here.

Thank you.