Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Shrine of Christ the King: Post Fire Relics

Last week's devastating fire destroyed the entirety of the Shrine of Christ the King in Chicago. The Shrine is my spiritual home, so I have personally felt the trial from this loss. Despite this great trial, there have been consolations.

Last Sunday a Solemn High Mass was said at the neighboring St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church.  On display were a number of items salvaged from the fire-ravaged building.  The images of them are below.

Please say a prayer for the Shrine's priests, the Faithful who call the Shrine home, and the neighboring community.

Please consider making a donation to help this monumental rebuilding using the Shrine's Go Fund Me.

2 comment(s):

del_button October 14, 2015 at 12:35 PM
Unknown said...

Were they able to salvage the vestments, altar relocs and so forth? I have been praying.

del_button October 15, 2015 at 8:33 PM
Rita said...

Thank you for posting this Matthew. If you remember our fire, we had so many miracles from our fire just like the ones above. It's almost like God is using these to tell us a story, to show His glory and how He gives and takes away. See how that cross is bent? Does that not give you a sickening to your stomach. It's something that the devil would try to do, but then see Our Lady's face how it was saved? Praying that the faith may be increased by this tragedy and God's glory revealed.
God bless you!

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