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Our Lady of Sorrows Basilica

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Address: 3121 West Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60612
Phone Number: 773 638 0159
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Breathtaking!

First saw the Basilica during Open House Chicago in October. Came back for a 1 1/2 hour tour given by Father Frank for our group of 8. He did an outstanding job incorporating... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 5, 2014
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Downers Grove, Illinois
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Downers Grove, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

First saw the Basilica during Open House Chicago in October. Came back for a 1 1/2 hour tour given by Father Frank for our group of 8. He did an outstanding job incorporating Chicago history, Catholic history and the church history into an understandable, interesting story. This church is as impressive as any in Europe. Garfield Park Conservatory is less... More 

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Bentonville, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Must visit if you like Architecture and historical buildings. We didnt take tour. But spent at least half an hour, beautiful Basilica.

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Vacaville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

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!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012 via mobile

Unbelievable architecture!! Don't miss it if you enjoy historic buildings! Mass was beautiful but they also offer tours.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

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 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2012

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 

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Glen Ellyn, Il
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2005

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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