TESTED BY FIRE, SUSTAINED BY FAITH

Dear Friends of the Institute: A very BIG THANK YOU from the Institute, and especially the Shrine of Christ the King Sovereign Priest during this fire tragedy, for your prayers and generous support. Donations may be sent by mail to:
Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest
6415 South Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637-3817
Online at Institute’s website www.institute-christ-king.org/home/
or at www.gofundme.com/ShrineFireFund
A small number of Shrine faithful gathered for Rosary with the clergy on Saturday morning, in front of the church.

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BREAKING NEWS: FIRE IN CHICAGO

UPDATED NEWS LINK:

http://abc7chicago.com/news/firefighters-battle-3-alarm-fire-at-woodlawn-church/1020949/

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I am sad to report that when I turned on the TV this morning to the news at 4:45am. There was a report that a fire broke out in Chicago’s Shrine of Christ the King. The headquarters of the Institute of Christ the King. 

Please pray for the firefighters and for the Institute.

This is the only thing I could find online as of now from the internet….

“An extra-alarm fire broke out in an 80-year-old church in the Woodlawn neighborhood on the South Side Wednesday morning.

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There were no reports of injuries at the Shrine of Christ the King Church at 64th Street and Woodlawn Avenue, according to fire officials.

The fire broke out around 6 a.m. and was raised to a 3-11 alarm.

The church, formerly known as St. Gelasius, was built by the Calced Carmelite Order, which established a shrine to St. Thérèse of Lisieux, according to the church’s website.”

Happy 25th Anniversary!

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The Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest celebrates their 25th anniversary today!

AD MULTOS ANNOS

http://www.institute-christ-king.org/

COA ICKSP

Mission Report #8 (Institute Missions in Mouila, Gabon, Africa)

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It has been awhile, but we have just received the latest Mission Report #8 (PDF). These mission reports highlight the restoration efforts of the Mission Saint Therese of the Infant Jesus in Mouila, Gabon, Africa, written by Rev. Canon Henry Fragelli. Canon Fragelli briefly served the Institute Apostolate of St. Margaret Mary’s in Oakland a few months from late 2011-2012. The archive of his Mission Reports can be viewed at the Friends of the Missions website (https://friendsofthemissions.com/).