Fall Spirituality Series with Fr. Richard Fragomeni

Categories: Pilgrimage Event

Fall Spirituality Series with Fr. Richard Fragomeni

Fall Spirituality Series in 3 Parts, A Virtual Program with Fr. Richard Fragomeni

“From All Saints to Fourteen Holy Helpers: Protectors from our past, Intercessors for us now”

Part 1: What is a Saint and Why Do We Care?

Part 2: Fourteen Holy Helpers In a Time of Crisis

Part 3: Praying with the Saints – the Communion of the Church of Heaven and Earth

Thursdays, Nov. 5, 12, & 19 ~ 7 to 8 PM

Join us for 1 or all 3.  Please click here to register for one, two or all three presentations via Event Brite.

Please click here if you wish to make a freewill donation.

Questions? Contact Cathy Lentz clentz@ourladyofpompeii.org or 312.421.3757, ext. 303

Thank you.


Lost Child – To Honor You

Categories: Other, 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.

Pope Francis on Transforming A Broken World

Categories: Pilgrimage Event

Pope Francis on Transforming A Broken World, Saturday, November 21, 10 AM to 12 Noon

In his recently published encyclical entitled “On Fraternity and Social Friendship,” Pope Francis first sketches a bleak but accurate picture of the broken world of which we are a part and then provides a program for transforming it. He offers the story of the Good Samaritan as an example of how we are all called to open our hearts to the whole world. Join us as we explore and reflect upon this new encyclical.

Please click here to read the Pope Francis’ Encyclical prior to the event.  Thank you.

Sister of St. Agnes of Fond du Lac, WI, Dianne Bergant served on the faculty at Catholic Theological Union from 1978 to 2014. She has earned numerous awards and served on many boards related to theology and Scripture. She has taught and lectured in various places in the United States, as well as in South Africa and Namibia, Trinidad, England and Ireland, Kiribati, Philippines, Thailand, Mexico, Nicaragua, Rome, Australia and New Zealand.

Questions? Contact Cathy Lentz 312.421.3757, ext. 303 or via email  clentz@ourladyofpompeii.org

Please click here to register via Event Brite.  The event will be via zoom and the link to the zoom meeting will be sent on Friday November 20.

Please click here if you wish to make a Freewill offering.  Thank you.


Advent Day of Reflection via Zoom

Categories: Homepage Feature, Pilgrimage Event

Virtual Advent Morning of Reflection Saturday, December 12, 2020, 10:00 a.m. to 12 Noon 

So, What’s Birthing?

Meister Eckhart boldly suggests that we are all meant to be mothers of God – For God is forever needing to be born. And contemporary theologian Jack Shea describes Advent as Lamaze classes for believers.

To the extent that these two wise characters are onto something – and I am convinced that they are – then it would behoove us and serve the world if we were to take seriously the adventure and privilege and holy obligation of Advent by contemplating and cooperating with a God who is eager and desperate to enter into our lives – beautiful and chaotic – this season.

Please join us as we celebrate this mystery and ask ourselves how we are invited and called to Birth a bit of the Divine into a world in need of the same.

Presenter: Dr. Terry Nelson-Johnson

Dr. Terry Nelson-Johnson challenges us to enter more deeply into the mystery of grace, the mystery of God through storytelling, poetry, and humor. Working with parents, teachers, pastoral staff and faith communities Dr. Nelson-Johnson designs and conducts formation programs that encourage, affirm, and inspire. The author and leader of the acclaimed Beloved retreat, he is the Founder as well as Creative & Animating Partner of Soul Play LLC, which can be found at soulplayonline.com. Dr. Nelson-Johnson is also Resident Theologian and Animator of Faith at Old St. Patrick’s Church. He holds a Master’s degree from the Institute of Pastoral Studies, Loyola University and a Doctor of Ministry degree from the University of St. Mary of the Lake.

Click here to sign up for our Shrine Eblasts if not already on our list.

Click here to register via Event Brite.  You will receive the Zoom meeting link on Friday, December 11.

Freewill Donations will be gratefully received closer to the date.

Contact Cathy Lentz at clentz@ourladyofpompeii.org or call 312.421.3757, ext 303