For the first time in three years since the devastating fire, which destroyed the Institute’s Headquarters church, Holy Mass was offered once again within the newly sheltered walls of our National Shrine. Our Provincial Superior, Canon Matthew Talarico, offered the Holy Sacrifice in the presence of the Holy Infant King statue, which, though made of wood, was not consumed in the roaring blaze three years ago.
Canon Talarico offered Mass in thanksgiving for all the blessings received thus far and in petition to grant us those necessary to build for His Divine Majesty a worthy throne to honor Him as King in our National Shrine.
Through the intercession of St. Joseph, shelter is once again provided; now, through the intercession of the Immaculate Conception, heavenly Patroness of the Institute and of the United States of America, we will build a National Shrine to her Divine Infant Son, Jesus Christ our King and Sovereign Priest, that He may reign here now in our land as He lives and reigns forever in glory.
Christus vincit, Christus regnat, Christus imperat. Deo Gratias!
The South Side of Chicago experienced their first major snowfall today, and for the first time since the devastating fire in October of 2015, the Institute’s National Shrine has a roof to keep the snow outside. Following the tragedy, friends and benefactors helped raise over $3 million to construct an entirely new roof structure as well as to stabilize and clean the damaged historical edifice.
The Institute received the deed for the property following the fire and, now owning the site, is dedicated to building a National Shrine in honor of our Holy Infant King. Thank you all for your prayers and generous support to help the Institute build their National Shrine to Christ the King and Headquarters in the USA.
The Institute is now preparing to launch Phase II of their Capital Campaign to build the National Shrine to Christ our King. May the Holy Infant Jesus bless you all for your support.
CHICAGO, IL – Thank you all very much for sharing with us your time and talents the other day. Moreover, thank you for your continued support, friendship and love in this endeavor of Charity to bring life, hope, and grace to our community and to our land. May the Holy Infant King continue to bless you as you continue to honor Him by your dedication and commitment to build for Him the National Shrine of Christ the King.
CHICAGO, IL – Newly ordained American priest for the Institute of Christ the King and Project Manager of the National Shrine of Christ the King, Canon Matthew Weaver offers Holy Mass in St. Joseph’s Crypt Chapel in thanksgiving to Almighty God for the countless people who have so generously helped to put a new roof on the National Shrine in honor of Christ our King. Thank you all, and may God love you!