God our Father, giver of life, we entrust the United States of America to your loving care. You are the rock on which this nation was founded. You alone are the true source of our cherished rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Reclaim this land for your glory and dwell among your people.

Send your Spirit to touch the hearts of our nation's leaders. Open their minds to the great worth of human life and the responsibilities that accompany human freedom. Remind your people that true happiness is rooted in seeking and doing your will.

Through the intercession of Mary Immaculate, patroness of our land, grant us the courage to reject the "culture of death." Lead us into a new millennium of life. We ask this through Christ Our Lord.
Amen.

Cabrini World Saints Next Door
On June 17th Cabrini World in collaboration with the National Shrine of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini and the Cabrini Retreat Center in Des Plaines, IL hosted a Zoom webinar live from Rome with Sister Bernadette Anello, MSC General Councilor. 

In this first of a Cabrini series of webinars, Sister Bernadette spoke about the Missionary Sisters response to COVID-19. She described how 2020 makes us think of perfect vision yet this year invites us to correct our faulty vision. This pandemic propels us to a new phase of living and in this time of isolation, who are the people among us that we can call the "Saints Next Door?" 

She conveys Pope Francis's message that as missionary disciples we are to become a field hospital of service to all humanity and shares with us examples of the Cabrini World Saints Next Door.

As we prepared for the Feast of the Sacred Heart on June 19, Sister Bernadette reminds us of Mother Cabrini's travel to Buenos Aires in 1895 over rough seas and her words of encouragement to the missionary sisters, "When we are faithful to our promises, the heart of Jesus guides us along paths of justice and holiness. His loving light shines on us and restores us."

Click below to hear Sister Bernadette's insightful message:
Cabrini World; Sr. Bernadette Anello, MSC
Cabrini World
 Sr. Bernadette Anello, MSC, 
General Councilor
The People's Saint Online Film Screening , Thursday, July 9th - 7 p.m.

On Thursday, July 9th at 7 p.m. participate in an Online Film Screening of Frances Xavier Cabrini: The People's Saint, a 50-minute Documentary written by Lucia Mauro, winner of Rome's Vatican Film Festival.
This documentary honors our beloved saint, the great humanitarian and Patron Saint of Immigrants, who ministered the newly arrived Italian immigrants at the turn of the 20th Century. The film shows her global reach and highlights individuals - including thriving immigrant faith communities - living her message today.

Click here for information on the link to view this documentary online. 
Following the film, there will be a Q&A with writer-director, Lucia Mauro 

Cabrini Webinar Series
Wednesday, July 15, 10:00 a.m. CDT
Cabrini Charism
The NEXT webinar sponsored by the National Shrine and the Cabrini Retreat Center will be on Mother Cabrini's 170th birthday, Wednesday July 15th at 10:00 am CDT. Sister Eileen Currie, MSC will speak about the charism of Mother Cabrini and the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart.


Sister Eileen is a Spiritual Director at the Sacred Heart Jesuit Retreat House in Sedalia, Colorado. After spending twenty-four years in various levels of education, including serving as President of Cabrini University (then Cabrini College) from 1982 to 1992, Sr. Eileen completed a master's degree in spirituality at Creighton University. She then completed a residential internship program in retreat direction for the Spiritual Exercises at the Jesuit Center for Spiritual Growth in Wernersville, Pennsylvania. She has extensive experience in spiritual direction and in giving conference retreats for groups. 

Click here for information on the link to this webinar. 
HAPPY 170TH  BIRTHDAY 
MOTHER CABRINI
July 15, 1850
Private Prayer
  and 
Phase II Reopening for Mass

Private Prayer
The Shrine is now open for Private Prayer on Wednesday and Saturday from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. There are 10 people permitted in the Shrine at one time. To maximize the number of people, private prayer is limited to 20 minutes. 

RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED 
Click here to make an online reservation or call us at 
773-360-5115. 
 Here is what you can expect when you arrive at the Shrine.


THE SHRINE IS CLOSED SATURDAY, JULY 4

Phase II
We are currently in the planning process of Phase II reopening for masses on Saturday at 4 p.m. and Sunday at 10:00 a.m.  When training is complete for staff & volunteers, Sr. Bridget and Msgr. Hynes will submit our application for Phase II. Our target date to reopen for mass is Saturday, July 18. Please check our website at www.cabrininationalshrine for updated information. Visitors will need to register for mass online.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
We are also in great need of volunteers to greet people,monitor social distancing and hand sanitizing guidelines and escort worshipers to their seats. Following every mass, the Shrine chapel needs to be disinfected. This is not a small task and we need your help as we cannot celebrate mass without a Shrine Reopening Leadership Team in place. 

If you are interested in volunteering for our PHASE II reopening, please contact Lori Schneider at marketing@cabrininatonalshrine.org or call 773-570-3313. Thank you. 
Save the Date
Cabrini National Shrine
2020 Virtual Event

As a result of these trying times that we are experiencing, we have had to cancel our annual in-person Benefit Event as it was originally planned. However, we are excited to share that we will celebrate this year's Benefit as a Virtual Event. Details are as follows:

What
Cabrini National Shrine Virtual Event

When
Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 6:30pm - 7:30pm CT

Where
From the comfort of your own home!

Why
To sustain the mission in continuing the legacy of Mother Cabrini and to support the operating needs at the Shrine caused by the Coronavirus closure. 

We are in the initial planning stages of our Event and will provide more details as they come about.

Thank you for supporting the Shrine mission.

June Collections by Mail

Week ending June 7, 2020
$2,120.00
Week ending June 14, 2020
$700.00
Week ending June 20, 2020
$335.00
Week ending June 28, 2020
$1,041.00
Total
$4,196,00

Thank you for your donation to the Shrine.
Your generosity is greatly appreciated
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