July 2016 Bible Camps! We had a fantastic two weeks of Bible Camp this year, with programs for little (5-8) and big (9-13) kids! Thanks to our amazing volunteers who helped make these weeks special and to Fr. Bob and our guest priests who came in to preach at our daily prayer service … helping us all encounter Jesus!

On May 12, 2016 Sr. Stephanie gave a witness talk in Iowa. Click here to watch her testimony!

April 14, 2016 Sr. Alicia featured in a video by hear Alma Mater, Loyola  University Chicago

November 2015 Sr. Alicia is a Chopped champion! For nearly complete press coverage, including videos, click here.

August 11, 2015 Sr. Alicia was featured in a short film, Being Pro Life. Thanks to Spirit Juice Studios and Outside Da Box for inviting sister to share her story!


In April 2014 Fr. Bob, our superior, was interviewed while in Rome for the canonizations of St. John Paul II and St. John XXIII. We are grateful to the generous benefactors who invited Fr. Bob on this all-expense paid pilgrimage. May these new pope-saints continue to intercede for us! (NB: The WGN video from October 9, 2013 below automatically starts, as does the WGN Video from March 13, 2013 below. Please manually pause the video in order to enjoy other videos on the page.)

Click here to see Fr. Bob interviewed on Chicago’s ABC-7 in Rome on the occasion of the canonizations of St. John Paul II and St. John XXIII.

Fr. Bob is also featured in this clip from ABC-7.

On Wednesday October 9, 2013, Sr. Stephanie was featured on WGN’s National 9:00 p.m. news. Please enjoy this great video sharing how Sister has used her gift of running to help serve our brothers and sisters in need.


On Tuesday October 2, 2013 Sr. Stephanie was featured on CBS-Chicago as one of ten “Marathon Heroes.” Enjoy this beautiful video that chronicles Sr. Stephanie’s journey from NCAA Athlete to Franciscan Sister! We are unable to embed the video, but you can enjoy it by clicking here.

On Friday August 16, 2013, Sr. Alicia, Sr. Stephanie and Jess were guests on the Catholic Community of Faith radio show. The sisters shared with host Fr. Greg Sakowicz about the Mission, their vocations and the upcoming Chicago Marathon/team OLA’s participation. Jess will be running the marathon to help pay off her student loan debt. To listen, please click here and scroll down to the August 16 program.

On March 13, 2013, the day of Pope Francis’ election, our community was blessed with an opportunity to share about our hope and joy on the 9:00 p.m. WGN national news! Please take a moment to watch the clip of Sr. Alicia sharing about our gratitude and hope as the Church welcomes Pope Francis, and the significance of St. Francis’ witness, which inspires our new Holy Father. May the Lord bless and keep Pope Francis!


Sr. Alicia was featured in the Light of Love Trailer released in February 2013. We look forward to seeing the full film.

On April 12, 2012, Our Lady of the Angels Church was rededicated. This was a major milestone in the life of our community, and an outstanding testament to the providence of God.


Our community was featured in the Spring 2012 Imagine Sisters Video–we are so grateful for being invited to participate in this exciting movement.


This is a great early feature of our community and the Mission of Our Lady of the Angels by Salt + Light

During the 2011-2012 academic year, Kayla Branch, a communications student at Loyola University Chicago, chose to do her documentary project on Sr. Alicia (who is a Loyola Alumna). Here is her final piece, which won national recognition in a documentary contest.

During November 2011, our friend Fr. Greg and the crew from the Archdiocese of Chicago’s Office for Radio and T.V. came to film the renovations of Our Lady of the Angels Church

Sr. Stephanie, who leads our Marathon Charity team, was featured on ABC in Fall 2011.

Here are some links to other videos we can’t embed into our site, which you should really check out!

Click here to see Team OLA’s Marathon cheer crew encouraging runners in the 2012 Bank of America Chicago Marathon!

CBS Chicago covers the rededication of Our Lady of the Angels Church, April 2012.

 Click here to see a beautiful video produced by the Chicago Tribune while Our Lady of the Angels Church was under renovation, documenting God’s abundant generosity through so many people.

CBS covers the rebuilding of Our Lady of the Angels Church in July, 2011. Scroll down to the third video on the page.