On May 31, St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish unveiled its nine foot, hand-carved and painted iconic monstrance of Our Lady of the Sign, Ark of Mercy during a Mass on the feast of the Visitation. Cardinal George con-celebrated the Mass and blessed the new monstrance, which is believed to be the largest in the world. The monstrance will be the focal point of the future Sanctuary of Divine Mercy in the Archdiocese of Chicago.
Following Mass participants pray as adoration begins in celebration of the arrival of the new iconic monstrance at St. Stanislaus Parish. After a week of 24-hour adoration, the icon was moved next door to the rectory where it will stay in a temporary chapel until the Sanctuary to the Divine Mercy is built on parish property.
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