Hospitaller Region - Chicago, IL

Hospitaller Region - Chicago, IL

Recent Articles

Doug O’Brien, KM, and son Patrick were part of a large group from the Chicago Region who rolled up their sleeves and cleared brush and weeds at the Mission of Our Lady of the Angels this fall.

Chicago Region Reunites for Service After Pandemic Hiatus

Maria Kelly, DM

Knights, dames, and members of the auxiliary in the Chicago Region recently had the honor of helping the sisters at Our Lady of the Angels (OLA) clear debris from the OLA campus and gardens, an effort that brought immediate results and raised spirits. In August, confreres assisted the sisters in distributing school supplies to neighborhood families.  

Doug O'Brien, KM, shared his thoughts about serving the sisters: “The work clearing the overgrowth of weeds and debris from around OLA was tough and left my back pretty sore. But as we ...

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From this rubble will soon emerge a beautiful supermarket style shopping experience for homeless guests at St. Thomas of Canterbury Food Pantry.

Federal Association Grant Funds Renovation Project at Food Pantry

Maria Kelly, DM

At St. Thomas of Canterbury Food Pantry, Chicago confreres began the work of emptying a large storage area that will be reconfigured to accommodate a new, grocery-style approach to the food pantry. This project has been funded through a generous grant from the Federal Association.

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Praying the rosary together each weeknight isn't the only way that members of the Chicago Region are "gathering" during the pandemic. First Friday mass continues in a new way--via zoom teleconference--until restrictions are lifted. Special thanks to Monsignor Michael Boland, chaplain of the Chicago Region, for bringing mass to into our homes.

Chicago Region Prays the Rosary Together Nightly

Maria Kelly, DM

With confreres in the Chicago Region unable to gather face-to-face to pray for an end to the pandemic and share special intentions, Chicago Hospitaller Rick Klein acted quickly in mid-March to set up a nightly teleconference (now zoom) to allow callers to gather virtually and pray the Rosary together. This effort has been growing in popularity each week.


Every night, Monday through Friday, at 8 p.m. Central Time, knights and dames from Chicago are joined by confreres from Milwaukee, Ohio, Washington, D.C., New York and beyond.  Malades have ...

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Rick Klein
Regional Hospitaller

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events


In the Chicago, Milwaukee and Central Illinois areas, The Order has increased its presence with a growing membership and its participation between the various locations all assimilating into one common theme of hands on service. Rick Klein is the Regional Hospitaller for the area, succeeding Sam Cicarrelli, Fra' Thomas Mulligan, Ted Makarewicz and Dr. Art Malinowski. Mr. Makarewicz was elected to the Association’s Board of Directors in 2000, and Eugene Croisant was elected to the Board in 2007. Frank Gembala of the Chicago Region served on the Federal Association's Board of Directors from 2010-2016. Fra' Tom Mulligan currently serves as the president of the Board of Directors of the Federal Association.


Celebrated on the First Friday of the month at 8:00 AM at Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii. The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii is located at 1224 W. Lexington St., Chicago, IL  60607. Street parking is available. Breakfast follows.

Assisting the Sisters at the Mission of Our Lady of the Angels

Members of the Chicago Region volunteer every third Saturday of the month at the Mission of Our Lady of the Angels, located in the Humboldt Park neighborhood.  During the pandemic, the number of people served by the Sisters has increased fivefold.  Recent projects in which we have participated have included: Organizing non-perishable foods in the food pantry, restocking outdoor food tables and pallets for those in the neighborhood, taping and preparing the second floor for painting, weeding flower beds and property around the church and convent, and assisting in any way needed.


Please consider volunteering at the Soup Kitchen at St. Thomas of Canterbury, 4827 N. Kenmore. Contact Rick Klein.


Members of the Order (and their families) who are interested in participating in one of these activities should contact the Regional Hospitaller.