From the Desk of the Rector

//From the Desk of the Rector

Death of Fr. John Smyth

“The Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe shares in the sorrow of so many family, friends, and Maryville Alumni, upon hearing of the death of Fr. John Smyth. Fr. Smyth was Superintendent of Maryville Academy for 30 years. During that time, he welcomed the Hispanic community to Maryville Academy in 1986 and has [...]

Solemidad de la Inmaculada Concepcion de la Virgen Maria

El Santuario de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe Se le invita a toda la comunidad a celebrar la Solemnidad de la Inmaculada Concepcion de la Virgen Maria el día 8 de diciembre 2018 1:00 p.m. en la Capilla de San Jose y 5:00: p.m. con la Bendicion a los Peregrinos Camioneros  Es un día de [...]

Cardinal Blase Cupich’s Letter to all Catholilcs

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Anger, shock, grief, shame. What other words can we summon to describe the experience of learning about the devastating revelations of sexual abuse — and the failures of bishops to safeguard the children entrusted to their care — published in the Pennsylvania grand jury report, released Tuesday? This catalogue [...]

Inauguration of the St. Joseph Chapel

Dear friends: This past week has been amazing since the inauguration of our new St. Joseph Chapel; a project that has been long in the making. The tears of so many of our parishioners indicated the extent of which they had sacrifice to achieve this important day. Even Bishop John Manz, Auxiliary Bishop of [...]

Palm Sunday

During these last forty days of Lent we have we have been preparing for Holy Week that helps us see more clearly our need for a savior. Indeed, there seems to be a plethora of news stories about terrorism, social unrest, poverty, hunger, false mercy, violence and death. We do not even need to [...]

The Liturgy and Piety

A friend of mine who is the Director of the Institute for Pastoral Leadership (Instituto del Liderazgo Pastoral) invited me to give a course to aspirants to the permanent diaconate and lay leaders on the subject of the liturgy. I informed her that I was not a liturgist in the since I do not [...]

The Transfiguration of a Society

Dear friends: This week there comes to an end the presidential executive order deferring deportation of children of undocumented parents known as DACA. The program defers federal action for those individuals that, through no fault of their own, immigrated to the U.S. but have been raised here. These young people live among us [...]

Healingh of the Leper

Dear Pilgrims: The Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe is a special place where, with regularity, is filled with people who come with stories of great gratitude for Our Lady’s intercession. An untold amount of individuals and families come to this sacred place with “impossible” medical cases that physicians had told them were incurable [...]

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