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Our Lady of Sorrows Basilica & National Shrine

Address

3121 W. Jackson Blvd.

Neighborhood

Garfield Park

Hours

Sat, Oct 19: 10am - 3pm

Sun, Oct 20: Closed

Photography Permitted Washrooms Available Wheelchair Accessible

Architects

Henry Engelbert, John F. Pope & William J. Brinkmann, 1902

Website

ols-chicago.org

Description

As one of Chicago's three basilicas, Our Lady of Sorrows has an important status in the Catholic Church--and is among the grandest churches in the whole city. Our Lady of Sorrows seats 1,200 people beneath a soaring, barrel-vaulted coffered ceiling that rises 80 feet from the marble floor. The nave is 65 feet wide and features more than 1,100 ornate gold-leaf panels. An English Baroque style steeple turns this Renaissance-Revival church into a local landmark. It once had a twin steeple that was destroyed by lightning.

Visitor Experience

Explore the interior of this stunning basilica and shrine.