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Fr. George McKenna

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Fr. McKenna is a retired Archdiocesan priest, ordained on May 6, 1944, who is the founder of Our Lady of Loretto Chapel at Midway Airport. An author of four books, Father currently lives at the Bishop Timothy Lyne Residence for retired priests in Palos Park, Illinois. You can check out Fr. McKenna’s own blog site anytime at

Blog posts by Fr. George McKenna

  • Monday, November 07, 2011

    Blessed Are Those Who See Not, But Believe

    On a hot day, in June, 1959, in Rome, in St. Peter’s Basilica, I attended the Solemn Feast Day Mass of Sts. Peter and Paul, celebrated by the reigning Pontiff, the jovial John XXIII.  With a good position, overlooking the altar, I enjoyed the close view of this humble man as he offered up the perfect Sacrifice of Praise.  In the splendor and beauty of the world’s largest House of Worship, the Sistine Choir filled the air with heavenly music.  No one attending ceremonies of such magnitude ever forgets this experience or remains unaffected by the outpouring of the voices of thousands of worshipers.