The Icons of the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii
“Images shape our imagination and impact the way we live. Images encourage us and sustain us.” Rev. Richard N. Fragomeni, PhD., Rector
The Icons of the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii provide us with a rich resource for prayer, and a way to encounter Christ; Mary, the Mother of God; and the Saints depicted more deeply. We invite you to view these images, then to reflect on the scene(s) more deeply and prayerfully. We hope that your prayers are deeper, we also hope that through deeper prayer your faith is strengthened.
A letter from Fr. Fragomeni regarding becoming a ‘Godparent’ for the Shrine’s Icons.
There are beautiful statues, windows and ceiling paintings. They have touched the hearts of many believers, who have turned to these images in times of joy and sorrow. These images encourage us to keep on going. We light a candle before them, as a sign of hope and vigilance. They take us into a sacred world, where time and space are enhanced with beauty.
It has always been a dream of mine to add some new images at the Shrine from our generation. Now, we have an opportunity to do so.
We are able to obtain a series of 15 original icons, in the Byzantine style, pictured in this brochure. They measure 19.5” x 23.5”. Each of them beautifully portray a moment in the life of Christ and Mary.
I am asking you to consider being a “Godparent” to one or several icons. We are asking an offering of $2,500.00 for each icon. Please contact Marcia Piemonte at 312-421-3757 for further information.
As we continue to restore the interior of the shrine, these icons will become yet another set of images to inspire us on our pilgrim way. Thank you for your generous support of The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii Icons. May Jesus continue to hold you in the palm of His hand.
With my gratitude and prayers,
Rev. Richard N. Fragomeni, PhD
Please note if a ‘Godparent’ is indicated on the icon image information below, it has received a ‘Godparent’, and is thus no longer available. If ‘pending’ is indicated, it too is no longer available. Icon images withe ‘Godparent’ indicated as ‘TBD’ remain available. Thank you for your consideration and generosity.
The Birth of Mary
Feast Date: September 8
Godparent: Tomasina A. Perry
The Presentation of Mary
Feastdate: November 21
The Birth of Christ
Feastdate: December 25
Godparent: The Family of Louis and Marietta Pullano
The Presentation of the Lord
Feastdate: February 2
Feastdate: August 6
The Raising of Lazarus
Feastdate: Second Sunday before Easter
The Resurrection of Christ
Feastdate: Easter Sunday
Godparent: The Family of Mick and Andrea De Giulio
The Myrrh Bearing Women
Feastdate: Sunday after Easter
Godparent: Lisa Petrilli
Feastdate: 7th Sunday after Easter
Godparent: Josephine & Sam Rizzo
The Assumption of Mary
Feastdate: August 15