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Truly Out of This World!

This Basilica is truly beautiful and very peaceful!I really enjoyed my visit here that I did as... read more

Reviewed February 24, 2018
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Beautiful Church of beautiful, loving people

If you are thinking of visiting to see the interior: It is gorgeous. It is almost too much to... read more

Reviewed July 10, 2017
Lynn Have, FL
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Feb 24, 2018
“Truly Out of This World!”
Jul 10, 2017
“Beautiful Church of beautiful, loving people”
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Reviewed February 24, 2018 via mobile

This Basilica is truly beautiful and very peaceful!I really enjoyed my visit here that I did as part of a personal Chicago pilgrimage.I would highly recommend to anyone desiring peace in this crazy world!

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed July 10, 2017

If you are thinking of visiting to see the interior: It is gorgeous. It is almost too much to imagine that blue collar workers pulled together to offer up this space for worship over 100 years ago. If you are interested in the architecture of...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed June 1, 2017 via mobile

Advice: drive. We rode the train and walked. It's was snowing and in winter. But I was scared for my and my wife's lives. A beautiful basilica, accomadating staff and clergy. A definite trip worth being martyred for.

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed April 17, 2017 via mobile

A stunning Church. The members of this parish could not be more welcoming and kind to us visitors. A must see!

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed December 29, 2016

I attended Our Lady of Sorrows elementary school from the second grade through eighth grade graduation. Every school day prior to the commencement of classes we would attend Mass at OLS. As a child I would stare up at the magnificent art work on the...More

Date of experience: October 2016
4  Thank Patrick P
Reviewed May 1, 2016

I came here on Saturday, April 30th, to celebrate the 60th anniversary of this church's elevation to the title of Basilica by Pope Pius XII. As soon as I entered, I though I was in Italy! Believe me, I own and operate a Catholic Pilgrimage...More

Date of experience: April 2016
2  Thank Pilgrim_Tour_Guide
Reviewed February 8, 2016

The architects of this spectacular building, inside and out, were Henry Engelbert, John F. Pope and WiIliam J. Brinkman. It was built 1890-1902. On January 8, 1956, the church received the honorific title of Minor Basilica from Pope Pius XII who in his Apostolic Proclamation...More

Date of experience: January 2016
1  Thank Rolf A
Reviewed June 8, 2015

I was in wowed. This Church is a must see. The stations around the church are stunning. They have pamphlets around the church. I picked up one. It was a Novena, among other literature that they have set out. The Pieta Chapel has a prayer...More

Date of experience: June 2015
3  Thank Irene M
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...More

Date of experience: December 2014
4  Thank Chris B
Reviewed October 23, 2013

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

Date of experience: October 2013
5  Thank PeeyushBhalla
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