Hospitaller Region - Chicago, IL

Hospitaller Region - Chicago, IL

Recent Articles

Rachel Espinoza holds daughter Phoebe, who was bundled up in her Malta gear for the recent Day of Recollection in Chicago. Gibran Espinoza, Phoebe's father, will be invested this September.

Day of Recollection in Chicago

Maria Kelly, DM

"Always be ready to give an explanation to anyone who asks you for a reason for your hope."  1Peter 3.

In January, 27 members and prospective members from the Chicago and Milwaukee regions considered these words as the Rev. Richard Fragomeni, rector of the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, led retreatants in the 23rd Annual Day of Recollection in Chicago.

A blustery winter day set the backdrop for warm fellowship, stimulating talks and discussions, and time for prayer and Confession, all culminating in the celebration of Mass in the ...

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Healing Mass in Chicago

Maria Kelly, DM

This September marked the second healing Mass held by members of the Chicago Region for local malades at Our Lady of Sorrows Basilica National Shrine. 

The annual Mass was concelebrated by Msgr. Michael Boland, chaplain of the Chicago Region and the Rev. Frank Falco, director of the Basilica. Father Falco reminded those in attendance to remain open to the Holy Spirit and invite him into their hearts in order for healing to take place.

Known for its shrine to St. Peregrine--patron saint of those who have cancer—Our Lady of ...

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Rick Klein
Regional Hospitaller

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Click here to view the Chicago region's 2020 calendar of 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.


Celebrated on the first Friday of the month at 8:00 AM at Catholic Charities, 721 N. LaSalle Street, Chicago. Mass at St. Louise de Marillac Chapel, 3rd Floor North at 8:00 AM. Breakfast follows at Hotel Felix, Huron Street.

Milwaukee Area: The Milwaukee area holds first Friday Mass at 7:00 a.m. in Old St. Mary's Church. A breakfast meeting follows at the parish center.


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


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