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On October 7, 2008, the decree Saeculorum Rex established the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest as a Society of Apostolic Life of Pontifical Right in the form of canons secular.

The Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest has received a letter from the Archdiocese of Chicago summarizing the results of their substantial efforts to ascertain the best course of action for the Shrine building after the devastating October fire.

Made possible by both the generosity of Shrine benefactors and the hard work of faithful from St. Mary’s Oratory in Wausau, Wisconsin, the Upper Room has a new furnishing: the high altar; complete with a stone slab, altar stone, and three tiled platforms.

“There are no words” was an expression I heard used over and over again by my fellow pilgrims on the American 2015 Ordination Pilgrimage to Italy.