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National Shrine of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini

Address

2520 N. Lakeview Ave.

Neighborhood

Lincoln Park

Hours

Sat, Oct 15: 10am - 2pm

Sun, Oct 16: 12pm - 4pm

Photography Permitted Wheelchair Accessible

Architect

Leonard Gliatto, 1955

Description

The shrine was located at the heart of Lincoln Park’s Columbus Hospital for 47 years. In 2002, when the hospital was torn down, the shrine and Mother Cabrini’s room were conserved. After a complete renovation directed by Sullivan, Goulette and Wilson, the shrine reopened in 2012. The chapel is an architectural gem of gold mosaics, Carrara marble, frescoes and Florentine stained glass. It is now surrounded by Lincoln Park 2550, a luxury condominium development built on the former site of Columbus Hospital. The National Shrine functions as a stand-alone center for prayer, worship, spiritual care and pilgrimage.

Behind the Scenes

Visit the shrine—hidden in the massive Lincoln Park 2550 complex—with its stunning chapel, courtyard and museum space.