Our journey today will be a pilgrimage to Chicago, IL to the National Shrine of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini. Mother Cabrini was the first American Citizen Saint and is the Universal Patron Saint of Immigrants. Guiding us along the way will be Angela Sealana and her guest, Fr. Ramil Fajardo, Rector of the Shrine.
On today’s journey, you will:
- Explore the Shrine which includes a chapel, area for retreat, the preserved hospital room where Mother Cabrini passed away, and much more…
- Hear about the life of this inspiring role model of faith.
- And learn about how she can teach, encourage & inspire us today.
We are so grateful to this month’s sponsors, Deanna and Josias Owen in memory of Josias and Rebecca Villarreal, and in memory of John and Vera Martinez, who made this podcast episode possible.
Featured Image courtesy of the National Shrine of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini. All rights reserved.
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Fr. Fajardo was ordained to the priesthood on May 22, 2004. Following his assignment at St. Clement in Chicago, IL, Fr. Ramil returned to St. Mary of the Lake to pursue advanced studies in Sacred Theology. In 2010, he studied Canon Law at St. Paul University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, and earned a Canon Law Licentiate. On January 15, 2013, he joined Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago and began his duty as a judge of the Metropolitan Tribunal. In July 2017, he received additional duties as Director of Liturgy and Cardinal’s delegate for Saint James Chapel and the Archbishop Quigley Pastoral Center. Father Ramil Fajardo began his ministry as Rector of the National Shrine of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini on July 1, 2021.
Jewel for the Journey:
“Today, love must not be hidden… It must be living, active, and true!” – St. Frances Xavier Cabrini
A Closer Look at This Week’s Journey:
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