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Our Lady of Sorrows Basilica

3121 West Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60612
+1 773-638-0159
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Advice: drive. We rode the train and walked. It's was snowing and in winter. But I was scared for... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Edenton, North Carolina
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Celebrated Easter Sunday Mass at this beautiful Church

A stunning Church. The members of this parish could not be more welcoming and kind to us visitors... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2017
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3121 West Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60612
+1 773-638-0159
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Advice: drive. We rode the train and walked. It's was snowing and in winter. But I was scared for my and my wife's lives. A beautiful basilica, accomadating staff and clergy. A definite trip worth being martyred for.

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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

A stunning Church. The members of this parish could not be more welcoming and kind to us visitors. A must see!

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Reviewed 29 December 2016

I attended Our Lady of Sorrows elementary school from the second grade through eighth grade graduation. Every school day prior to the commencement of classes we would attend Mass at OLS. As a child I would stare up at the magnificent art work on the...More

1  Thank Patrick P
Reviewed 1 May 2016

I came here on Saturday, April 30th, to celebrate the 60th anniversary of this church's elevation to the title of Basilica by Pope Pius XII. As soon as I entered, I though I was in Italy! Believe me, I own and operate a Catholic Pilgrimage...More

1  Thank Pilgrim_Tour_Guide
Reviewed 8 February 2016

The architects of this spectacular building, inside and out, were Henry Engelbert, John F. Pope and WiIliam J. Brinkman. It was built 1890-1902. On January 8, 1956, the church received the honorific title of Minor Basilica from Pope Pius XII who in his Apostolic Proclamation...More

1  Thank Rolf A
Reviewed 8 June 2015

I was in wowed. This Church is a must see. The stations around the church are stunning. They have pamphlets around the church. I picked up one. It was a Novena, among other literature that they have set out. The Pieta Chapel has a prayer...More

3  Thank Ann M
Reviewed 5 December 2014

First saw the Basilica during Open House Chicago in October. Came back for a 1 1/2 hour tour given by Father Frank for our group of 8. He did an outstanding job incorporating Chicago history, Catholic history and the church history into an understandable, interesting...More

4  Thank cbalsano
Reviewed 23 October 2013

Must visit if you like Architecture and historical buildings. We didnt take tour. But spent at least half an hour, beautiful Basilica.

5  Thank PeeyushBhalla
Reviewed 27 August 2013

My friends and I attended a morning mass here and was blessed to get a tour of the basilica given by the rector after the mass. We were treated with historic information about the church with the "private tour" of the basilica. The priest was...More

3  Thank Maestro2471
Reviewed 17 December 2012

We attended a Christmas Concert, but received a trip back to Europe. The Church is a special place for all to sit and reflect about the mixture of art and faith. Pay close attention to the side chapels.

4  Thank kaybrick
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