April is a busy month at the Shrine and we wanted to share the events with you and invite you to join us whenever possible. The schedule for Holy Week is listed on the left side of this page. Other events are listed below.
April 11 – The Way of the Cross 5:30 p.m. followed by a light supper
April 27 – Divine Mercy Sunday – Chaplet after each mass
May 4 – Blessing and opening of the Cabrini Museum after the 11 a.m. mass followed by a luncheon
Shrine Gift Shop
With the moving of Mother Cabrini’s bedroom to the new Cabrini Museum, gift shop manager, Shellie March, has created wonderful and exciting displays. In addition to the usual items, Shellie has various items for Holy Communion and Confirmation celebrations, Easter, additional children’s books and toys, a bracelet commemorating Mother Cabrini created by Shellie, lovely crosses created by Celestina , Gift Shop employee, and items created by other artisans are on display.
In the area closest to the cafeteria, a lending library with books and audios visual materials has been created. Anyone may browse and/or take an item to return it when finished. There are two sitting areas with marvelous tables and chairs, We are hoping to create a Cabrini Cafe feel by adding a coffee machine in the the near future. You may want to visit the Gift Shop frequently because it is always full of surprises.
Excerpt from Pope Francis’ “The Joy of the Gospel.”
Christ’s resurrection is not an event of the past; it contains a vital power which has permeated this world. Where all seems to be dead, signs of the resurrection suddenly spring up. It is an irresistible force. Often it seems that God does not exist: all around us we see persistent injustice, evil, indifference and cruelty. But it is also true that in the midst of darkness something new always springs to life and sooner or later produces fruit. On razed land life breaks through, stubbornly yet invincibly. However dark things are, goodness always re-emerges and spreads. Each day in our world beauty is born anew, it rises transformed through the storms of history. Values always tend to reappear under new guises, and human beings have arisen time after time from situations that seemed doomed.
Such is the power of the resurrection and all who evangelize are instruments of that power.