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Our Lady of Sorrows Basilica, Chicago

#23 of 34 in Historic Sites in Chicago
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Our Lady of Sorrows Basilica (officially: the Basilica of Our Lady of Sorrows) is a Catholic basilica on the west side of Chicago, Illinois, which houses the National Shrine of Saint Peregrine, a national shrine.

Located at 3121 West Jackson Boulevard, within the Archdiocese of Chicago, it is, along with St. Hyacinth and Queen of All Saints, one of only three churches in Illinois designated by the Pope with the title of basilica. It is also one of two "Black basilicas" in the United States, the other being the Basilica of Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception in Norfolk, Virginia.

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  • 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...  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • This very old church has several shrines areound the inside of the main building. Every third Saturday at 11 am there's a blessing with a relic of St Peregrine. People travel from very far to receive this blessing.
  • Amazing! Beautiful! Dr. Frank gave us a personal tour. He was knowledgeable and good natured. Don't need to fly to Europe to see a European style cathedral. You'll learn some interesting Chicago history as well.

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