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Catholic Shrines & Places of Interest in Chicago, Illinois


One of the largest cities in the U.S., Chicago has many shrines and places of interest for Catholics. The Diocese of Chicago was established in 1880. The first archbishop to be elevated to cardinal was George Mundelein in 1924. In 2014, the late Cardinal Francis George stepped down and Blase Cupich was appointed his successor on Nov. 18, 2014.


Some of the notable Catholic sites in Chicago, Illinois:

Assumption Catholic Church & Saint Peregrine Cancer Shrine

National Shrine and Basilica of Our Lady of Sorrows

National Shrine of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini

Saint Hyacinth Basilica

Saint Stanislaus Parish & Shrine of Divine Mercy

Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii

Shrine of Christ the King Sovereign Priest

Plus…two shrines to Saint Jude in Chicago:

Dominican Shrine of St. Jude Thaddeus

National Shrine of Saint Jude


And some Catholic sites close to Chicago:

Des Plaines, Illinois: Our Lady of Gudalupe Shrine (close to O’Hare airport)

Darien: Shrine of Saint Therese


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