From the Desk of the Rector

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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 [...]

Let us chose “Redemptive Suffering”

I come from a family background that very much understands the relationship between pain and healing. Let me share a little bit about myself and my upbringing. When I was still in my 20’s my father was diagnosed with a benign brain tumor. The doctors had to perform two very long surgeries to remove [...]

Reflections on the Coronavirus

Last week Cardinal Blase Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, ordered the postponing of all public masses in the Archdiocese of Chicago. Subsequently, he also has ordered the closing of all Church buildings and property to the public and parish staff. Lastly, the Cardinal encouraged all the priests to celebrate “private Masses” and do whatever we [...]

Divine Economy

Dear Friends: Do you, like I, have trouble listening to the news and have trouble determining that what is being said is truthful these days? Is what I hear truth or spin, the full story, or selected bits? Like so many, we are dangerously tempted to just shut it all down and move [...]

Know Your Gifts

Dear friends: You may not think it, but I have always been a shy person. Most people can’t believe it since I spend so much time in front of people speaking at public forums and even in the media. Well, we all have a past and part of mine was filled with living [...]

Fourth Sunday of Advent

Dear friends: Today we celebrate Gaudete Sunday, a time that is meant to draw us closer in anticipation of the coming of the Lord. Indeed, it is crucial to consider that every Christian, who takes their baptism and devotion seriously, is anxiously awaiting the second coming of Christ. Sadly, too often, this great mystery [...]

Thank you Fr. Charly!

The Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe would like to congratulate Fr. Charley Plovanich for having been named by Cardinal Blase Cupich as the new Associate Pastor of St. Michael the Archangel Parish in Orland Park. Fr. Charly was appointed to the Shrine back in July 2018. The Shrine served has his first [...]

Muerte del Padre John Smyth

El Santuario de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe comparte el dolor y pésame de la familia, amigos y Alumnos de la Academia de Maryville, en escuchar sobre la muerte del P. John Smyth. El P. Smyth era Superintendente de Maryville por más de 30 años. Durante este tiempo, el padre recibió la comunidad hispana [...]

Wecloming the “Servant of God” Fr. Agustus Tolton

On Sunday, April 7th, at 1:00 p.m. the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe will jubilantly celebrate the arrival of the image of a “Servant of God” and a significant intercessor for the Church in Chicago. I am referring to the welcoming of the image of Fr. Agustus Tolton who will [...]

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