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The National Shrine of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini

Address

2520 N. Lakeview Ave.
Enter at corner of Lakeview and St. James

Neighborhood

Lincoln Park

Hours

Sat, Oct 19: 10am - 2pm

Sun, Oct 20: 11am - 3pm

Photography Permitted Washrooms Available Wheelchair Accessible

Architect

Leonard Gliatto, 1955

Restoration

Sullivan, Goulette and Wilson, 2012

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.

Visitor Experience

Visit the shrine--hidden in the massive Lincoln Park 2550 complex-- with its stunning chapel, courtyard and museum space. Volunteers and exhibits will provide visitors with information about Mother Cabrini, how the architecture of the Shrine relates to her life in Chicago, and the mission of the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart.