Upcoming Events

Patrons Rome Trip

This December, the Vatican begins celebrations for the Jubilee 2025, Pilgrims of Hope, a year-long event of great spiritual, ecclesial and social significance in the life of the Church which occurs every 25 years. The January 19-25, 2025 trip will offer us meaningful and unique opportunities only available to the Patrons. More details to come.

Past Events

Bishop Kevin Birmingham Lecture
April 15, 2024
This Lecture is dedicated to Bishop Kevin Birmingham to continue his work of serving those in the margins, reflected on his coat of arms with the saying, “Tend My People.” In one of his roles, Bishop Birmingham was the Cardinal’s representative for the Illinois Patrons. Anne Shea, President of the Board, had met Sister Norma Pimentel in Rome and discovered her body of artwork featuring migrants. When Anne shared this with Bishop Kevin, he suggested that an invitation be extended for Sister Norma to come to Chicago. From this the seed was planted to initiate a collaboration between Illinois Patrons and Holy Name Cathedral. When Bishop Kevin passed away unexpectedly on October 2, 2023, this event became the First Annual Bishop Kevin Birmingham Lecture.