Sunday, January 22, 2017

Save the Shrine


"The more you honor Me, the more I will bless you." The promise of the Infant of Prague to all who love Him. In October of 2015, the Shrine of Christ the King in Chicago suffered a devastating fire, which destroyed most of the church. Rather miraculously, the firefighters were able to save the tabernacle with the Blessed Sacrament and the beautiful statue of the Infant Jesus, but the church is in great need of funds in order to restore the existing structure.

Run by the Institute of Christ the King, the Shrine is a home of Catholic tradition with the Latin Mass, Sacraments, and thriving prayer life. The church is a beacon of hope in these trying times and a necessary haven where one can find the Source of all that is good in Christ. Parishioners, friends, and locals are fighting to restore the beauty and peace of this house of God. 

There is a new fundraising campaign being launched, which you can read about here. Over twenty sponsors have offered beautiful items to raise donations to restore this historic landmark. My online store, Handmade Catholic Shop, is one of the sponsors, and you can receive one of the Carmelite scapulars through your support of this noble effort. 

We can do no greater service than to give honor and glory to God. Let us answer this call of action to restore His home at the Shrine in Chicago. Padre Pio often said, "It would be easier for the world to exist without the sun than without the Holy Mass." By your support, the Shrine of Christ the King can offer Masses once more in this sacred place.

Please donate to save the Shrine, and, above all, keep this inspiring task in your prayers! Visit savetheshrine.org for updates!

                                                                                ~ Therese

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