Must visit if you like Architecture and historical buildings. We didnt take tour. But spent at least half an hour, beautiful Basilica.
My friends and I attended a morning mass here and was blessed to get a tour of the basilica given by the rector after the mass. We were treated with historic information about the church with the "private tour" of the basilica. The priest was very warm and accommodating!
We attended a Christmas Concert, but received a trip back to Europe. The Church is a special place for all to sit and reflect about the mixture of art and faith. Pay close attention to the side chapels.
During its heyday, this church was really popular, which is why it was elevated to basilica status. Today, it seems like it is less well known and visited. The artwork is beautiful: the Carrara marble altar, the murals, the Volto Santo replica, the tilework on the ceiling, and the balconies near the apse. Despite being in a lower income neighborhood,... More
I visited Our Lady of Sorrows on Open House Chicago. It was the first site we visited that day and I am glad we did because I never would have known about this site otherwise. The exterior of the basilica is relatively unassuming-it is even missing a tower, however it really is a sight from the inside! If you will... More
I was baptized (convert) at this church in 1954, went to school there until 1956. I never went back until this Sunday(7/17/05) The church has not lost its awe inspiriting quality but what is most important is the community this parish has formed. From the greeters to the choir to the reader of the gospel ---they represented God's wonderful gift... More
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