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: contains a relic of St. Peregrine
National Shrine and Basilica of Our Lady of Sorrows: full-size replica of Michelangelo’s “Pieta
National Shrine of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini: Her room here is preserved as a shrine
Saint Hyacinth Basilica: contains over 100 relics, including St. John Paul II
Saint John Cantius Church: beautiful artwork and Latin Mass
Saint Mary of the Angels Church: traditional architecture and beautiful artwork.
Saint Stanislaus Parish & Shrine of Divine Mercy: official Diocesan shrine…has perpetual adoration
Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii: contains a relic of Blessed Bartolo Longofrom Pompeii
Shrine of Christ the King Sovereign Priest: Latin Mass daily
Plus…two shrines to Saint Jude in Chicago:
Dominican Shrine of St. Jude Thaddeus: shrine to the Saint of the impossible
National Shrine of Saint Jude: a second shrine to Saint Jude in Chicago
And some Catholic sites close to Chicago:
Des Plaines, Illinois: Our Lady of Gudalupe Shrine (close to O’Hare airport) daily Masses and special programs
Darien: Shrine of Saint Therese: largest collection of the relics of Saint Therese outside of Lisieux, France
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5 thoughts on “Catholic Shrines & Places of Interest in and around Chicago, Illinois”
Please add St. Mary of the Angels in Chicago, Illinois
Thank you so much for the suggestion…it is certainly a beautiful place of worship. We have added a page to our site that will describe the church.
Please add St John Cantius to this Chicago list; home to the Traditional Latin Mass and to over 1800 relics
Dear Hugo, thank you very much for your suggestion. I was aware of Christ the King Sovereign Priest, but not St. John Cantius. We have added a page here.
Thank you so much for putting this together, you saved me a lot of research!