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Sat, Dec 14


Chicago, IL

Downtown Sacred Spaces

And Nearby Christmas Shopping

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Downtown Sacred Spaces
Downtown Sacred Spaces

Date, Time, & Location

Dec 14, 2019, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Chicago, IL

About the Event

Explore several 'little' churches that are the bedrock of Chicago's skyscraper canyons. This annual tour is a fabulous study of art, culture and light. The churches are beacons of peace in a busy city and elemental in designing the down-town in civic and spiritual ways. They inspire characters of all sorts including, in fact, the first official U.S. citizen canonized as a saint, Mother Cabrini. 

This year, we are including a special visit to a little known chapel in the heart of the city, named after a woman who embodied the spirit of charity that makes this season special. The St Louise de Merillac chapel is the epicenter that anchors a network of 150 satellite offices at Catholic Charities that provide a broad array of services including housing assistance, couseling and education. Please join us to enjoy a little peace and quiet, history and well ordered beauty before setting out on your Christmas gift-hunting this winter!

Meet at: Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 323 W Illinois St., Chicago (please park in the Merchandise Mart parking facility on Orleans - free validation included.)

See also: St Joseph on N. Orleands, and St Louise de Merillac Chapel at Catholic Charities on N. LaSalle Street. 

Tickets must be purchased in advance. Transportation is not included, parking available. 

Want to take this or a similar tour on another date? Just call! 312-869-2286. Minimum group size 5; maximum size varies.


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