“Your Prayers are a Part of our Formation”

Posted on February 15, 2022

Our Centennial Holy Hours for Vocations tour has borne great fruit in parishes across the Archdiocese of Chicago and beyond, as hundreds of local parishioners have joined our seminarians and alumni priests in praying before the Blessed Sacrament housed in the historic monstrance that was a gift from Pope Pius XI to Cardinal George Mundelein on the occasion of the International Eucharistic Congress that was held in Chicago and on the seminary grounds in 1926.

We are blessed to share this beautiful treasure with the community and to have it once again be used for its intended purpose–allowing the faithful to spend time in Adoration with our Lord. At the Eucharistic Congress, the monstrance was used to display the Eucharist before 800,000 pilgrims, so it is fitting that it is now making its way throughout the community.

Click here to view the full schedule of upcoming Holy Hours at local parishes.

Watch the video below to see Deacon Greg Alberts ’22 speak with gratitude about his time in formation at Mundelein and discuss the role of every Catholic in supporting vocations at a recent holy hour at St. Mary Immaculate Parish in the Diocese of Joliet. Father Steven Borello, director of vocations for the Diocese of Joliet, also offered a reflection on the role of a parish priest and his own call to priestly ministry.