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Message from our Rector for the V Sunday of Easter

Dear Friends: Even before the coming of the pandemic, the practice of the faith among Catholics has drastically reduced. More Catholics practice their faith only during baptisms, weddings, and funerals. Lax Catholics seem not to take seriously their baptismal call or even grow in the knowledge of their faith, the Church, the mission, [...]


"When Cardinal Cupich joined other clergy in publicly receiving a COVID-19 vaccine Dec. 23 at St. Anthony Hospital, it marked the beginning of an archdiocesan campaign to encourage everyone to be vaccinated when they are able to. The cardinal was joined by Father Esequiel Sanchez, rector of the Shrine of Our Lady of [...]

2021-01-13T16:27:35-06:00January 13th, 2021|From the Desk of the Rector, In the News, Video|

The Solemn Repose of the Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe

The sacred image of Our Lady of Guadalupe was reposed from her throne at the Shrine and taken to the Marian Chapel for the first time since her arrival to the Chicagoland area in 2005. Since, because of the Covid-19, we cannot pilgrimage to her, may she come to your home and [...]

2020-12-11T14:25:25-06:00December 11th, 2020|Announcements, From the Desk of the Rector, Video|

Statement from Cardinal Blase Cupich

Statement of Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, on the Holy See's Institutional Knowledge and Decision-making Process Related to Former Cardinal Theodore Edgar McCarrick (from 1930 to 2017) Nov. 10, 2020 The report issued today is unprecedented and a watershed moment as it pulls back the curtain on a culture of clericalism that has separated the clergy from [...]

2020-11-10T21:25:35-06:00November 10th, 2020|Announcements, From the Desk of the Rector|

Pope Francis Calls on Marians Shrines to Pray Together

Pope Francis asks Mary to intercede for end to pandemic during rosary with world’s shrines Vatican City, May 30, 2020 / 11:15 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis asked the Virgin Mary to intercede for an end to “this terrible pandemic” as he recited the rosary with Marian shrines worldwide via videolink May [...]

Divine Mercy Sunday Message

Jesus, I trust in thee Dear friends: The celebration of the Easter Triduum was an unforgettable experience since, for the first time in recent history, the sacred mysteries were to celebrated without the presence of the community. Livestreaming masses have become the norm during this pandemic and, although many have expressed gratitude [...]

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