Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Chicago, here I come!

A few months ago I mentioned the consolidation of several of our Pauline locations in the US, downtown Chicago being one that will be closing before year's end. That time is fast approaching: Our Michigan Avenue bookstore will be closing on September 24. A month later, on the feast day of Pope John Paul II, the convent will officially close. That's especially poignant for us, because the sisters arrived in Chicago in 1979, just in time to unfurl an enormous banner down the facade of the building to greet Pope John Paul on his motorcade down Michigan Avenue.

Several of us who served in Chicago will be coming in for the Mass of Thanksgiving on September 10 at Assumption Church (downtown on Illinois Street). I was asked to be the cantor for the Mass, which is scheduled for 10:00, to be followed by a reception. I hope that any NunBlog readers in Chicagoland will find a way to participate, to tell us what the Pauline mission has meant in your life, and to promise us your prayers as we move into a new (and unknown!) future where the media world is so much more challenging than it was in the 70's.


Anonymous said...

Sister Ann, without you and Sr.Alethia( I think I am spelling her name wrong aka @pursuedbytruth) and Sr. Julia I would be lost. I love you all. You have all helped me immensely in my fickle faith.

Sister Anne said...

Thank you so much for letting us know that God has worked through us on your behalf! Please pray for us and for new vocations to our media mission!