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Sat, Nov 04


National Shrine of St. Maximilian Kolbe

Salt and Light Visit to Shrine of St. Maximilian Kolbe

Join Salt and Light Grow Group on a day trip to the National Shrine of St. Maximilian Kolbe! It is referred to as the “Third City of the Immaculate” modeled after the evangelization centers created by St Maximilian Kolbe at Niepokalanów, Poland and Nagasaki, Japan.

Salt and Light Visit to Shrine of St. Maximilian Kolbe
Salt and Light Visit to Shrine of St. Maximilian Kolbe

Date & Location

Nov 04, 2023, 6:45 AM – 4:00 PM

National Shrine of St. Maximilian Kolbe, 1600 W Park Ave, Libertyville, IL 60048, USA

About the event

Hi Everyone,

Prepare yourself for a day of spiritual enlightenment and reverence as we embark on a captivating field trip to the National Shrine of St. Maximilian Kolbe! Join us for a day filled with faith, learning, and deep reflection, all in the beautiful setting of the Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Chapel.


6:45 a.m. - Arrive at Our Lady of Mercy. Get ready for an enriching day ahead as we gather at Our Lady of Mercy, where our journey begins.

7:00 a.m. - Departure. Board our comfortable bus and set forth on our adventure to the National Shrine of St. Maximilian Kolbe.

8:00 a.m. - Susan Tassone Presentation in Conference Center. Immerse yourself in the wisdom of Susan Tassone, a renowned "Purgatory Lady" and award-winning author. The morning unfolds with registration and a delightful continental breakfast, followed by a rosary session. From 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., delve into Susan Tassone's compelling presentation, exploring the realms of purgatory and discovering her newest book, "New Friends Now and Forever; A Story about the Holy Souls."

Noon - Mass in Main Chapel. Experience the serenity of a noon Mass in the awe-inspiring Main Chapel, a moment of spiritual connection and tranquility.

12:45 p.m. - Buffet Lunch in Guest Dining Room. Indulge in a delicious buffet lunch in the Guest Dining Room, where you can mingle with fellow attendees and share the spirit of the day. 

1:30 p.m. - Group Gathering in Founders Hall. Engage in a captivating session led by Brother Don in Founders Hall. Explore St. Kolbe's legacy through a video presentation, insightful discussions, and a guided tour of the St. Kolbe Holocaust Exhibit. Additionally, enjoy moments of private adoration, visit the Gift Shop, explore the Outdoor Shrines, and stroll along the Rosary Walk.

2:45 p.m. - Blessing with St. Kolbe Relic. Gather outside the Chapel for a touching and sacred blessing with the St. Kolbe Relic, a moment that encapsulates the essence of our spiritual journey.

3:00 p.m. - Departure. Bid farewell to the National Shrine of St. Maximilian Kolbe, carrying the day's blessings and insights with you.

4:00 p.m. - Return to Our Lady of Mercy. Our bus will safely transport us back to Our Lady of Mercy, concluding our divine day trip.

Price is $40 per person. Includes Susan Tassone's enlightening presentation, a delightful buffet lunch, and a group visit to the Shrine.

At the heart of Marytown lies the Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Chapel, a beacon of spiritual solace and one of the nation's most cherished pilgrimage sites. Modeled after Kolbe's evangelization centers in Poland and Japan, it stands as a testament to faith and devotion.

Join us for this special November event, coinciding with the Church's dedication to praying for our departed loved ones. Let us come together in prayer, learning, and contemplation, trusting in the boundless mercy of God.

Following the presentation, Susan Tassone will be available to autograph her books, which you can purchase at the Marytown gift shop.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to enrich your spirit and deepen your faith. 

Reserve your spot now for a day of enlightenment, reflection, and spiritual growth. 

Sign up today and join us on this extraordinary journey!


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