This single word aptly describes the Catholic clergy and faithful of Chicago, particularly at Holy Name Cathedral.
In just two years, this community has twice endured the closing of their church for months at a time.
In February of 2008, a large piece of the cathedral’s decorative ceiling fell to the floor and required every square foot of the roof to be restored and refitted (23,000 pieces in all).
Not even a year later, an early-morning fire ravaged the church’s roof, destroying many recent repairs and leaving more than a foot of water in the sanctuary.
Amidst the utter destruction, however, hid a silver lining.
Engineers and firefighters later relayed that without...READ MORE