"God of peace, bring your peace to our violent world: peace in the hearts of all men and women and peace among the nations of the earth. Turn to your way of love those whose hearts and minds are consumed with hatred. God of understanding, overwhelmed by the magnitude of this tragedy, we seek your light and guidance as we confront such terrible events. Grant that those whose lives were spared may live so that the lives lost here may not have been lost in vain." -Pope Benedict XVI at Ground Zero (2008) ... See MoreSee Less
Cannon Weaver begins his priestly ministry at the Shrine of Christ the King Sovereign Priest in Chicago! Tu es sacerdos in aeternumA Note from Canon Matthew Weaver this past Sunday...
Only the ineffable beauty of Divine Providence could have arranged this long-awaited homecoming to Chicago! After seven years away from the Shrine, our Holy Infant King has sent me back to where I began my seminary journey, now as His newly-ordained priest.
In thanksgiving for this most august blessing and wishing to share with you the spiritual fruits of your countless prayers and support, I have the honor of offering the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass here at our Shrine for the first time. Because of this solemn occasion, our most benevolent Holy Mother Church offers each of you the opportunity to gain a Plenary Indulgence under the usual conditions of being in the state of grace, receiving the most Holy Eucharist, having had made a good confession within a week’s time, praying for the Supreme Pontiff, and all this with a firm desire to love God above created things and to never offend Him by sin. Thank you and God love you! ... See MoreSee Less
Some pictures of yesterday’s ordinationDay 2 of Ordination Pilgrimage in St. Louis ~ Ordinations at St. Francis de Sales Oratory, then visits to the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis, the Shrine of Saint Joseph, St. Louis Arch, and the Old Cathedral. ... See MoreSee Less
"O Sacred Heart of Jesus, for whom it is impossible not to have compassion on the afflicted, have pity on us miserable sinners and grant us the grace which we ask of you, through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, your tender Mother and ours." -St. Margaret Mary Alacoque ... See MoreSee Less