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About Esequiel Sanchez

The Very Rev. Esequiel Sanchez was named as Rector of the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe by Cardinal Blase Cupich on March 1, 2016 and has served as a priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago for over 28 years.

First Confessions for 2024

First Confessions 2024 On February 17, the first group of 90 students, who attend our Religious Education Program and are preparing for their First Holy Communion celebrated, for the first time, the Sacrament of Reconciliation here at the Shrien of Our Lady [...]

2024-02-26T16:09:53-06:00February 26th, 2024|Galerías, Gallery, Religious Ed, Sin categorizar|

What does it take to be a disciple of Christ?

Dear friends: If one spends some time reading through all the news stories, commentators, blog posts, and YouTube videos seeking an understanding of what's going on in the world and within the Church, one will walk away feeling quite despairingly about the future. There has developed a sense of distrust perhaps in both the [...]

2024-01-10T21:30:22-06:00January 14th, 2024|Announcements, Blog-English, Message from our Rector|

La Epifania del Señor

Estimados amigos: Hoy celebramos la fiesta de La Epifanía, palabra que significa “una manifestación divina.” En el evangelio de hoy encontramos una historia sobre la fe de algunos personajes importantes. El primero es la historia de los Reyes Magos que pasan la vida en búsqueda de ciencia divina y sobre la naturaleza del universo. [...]

2024-01-10T20:39:31-06:00January 7th, 2024|Announcements- Spanish, Mensaje del Rector|

Feast of the Epiphany

Dear Friends: Today we celebrate the feast of the Epiphany; a word that means “a divine manifestation.” At the heart of the Gospel is the story of faith between two major characters. First, we have the Magi, more commonly known as the three kings. They are called wise men because they spend their lives [...]

The Equestrian Riders Pilgrimage 2023

The shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe would like to thank "El Club Vaqueros" (Cowboys Club) for helping organize this year's annual pilgrimage of equestrian riders where some 800 horses and riders came to pay homage to Our Lady of Guadalupe. The pilgrimage took almost three hours by the time they arrived at the [...]

2023-12-28T16:35:12-06:00December 28th, 2023|Announcements, Galerías|

Rector´s Award goes to Mr. Alejandro Castillo

The Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe would like to thank Mr. Alejandro Castillo, Director of the Office for Hispanic Communications of the Archdiocese of Chicago. His dedicated service and support to the Shrine have been incalculable and form part of his greater mission to serve the entire church of Chicago through sharing the [...]

2023-12-28T16:22:03-06:00December 28th, 2023|Announcements, Galerías, Video, Video-Spanish|

Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe 2023

I would like to thank all of the volunteers,  staff, pilgrims, and supporters of the grand celebration of the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe 2023, who helped make this year's feast day a truly memorable one. To all of those amazing pilgrims who made the pilgrimage for the first time, congratulations! It is [...]

2023-12-29T16:32:40-06:00December 28th, 2023|Gallery|
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