Cardinal George joined the Benedictine monks on the south side to dedicate the restored high altar at Monastery of the Holy Cross, 3111 S. Aberdeen St., on June 28. The monks reside at the former Immaculate Conception church, where today the monastery numbers five in Solemn Vows, two in temporary profession, and one novice.
Cardinal George prepares to anoint the high altar with chrism oil. The altar was recently restored and so had to be anointed. Altars are anointed because they are a symbol of Christ.
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