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National Shrine of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini

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Hard to find but worth visiting!

Definitely need GPS to find the place. Also has limited hours: I had to leave prior to 4 PM. But... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2018
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A hidden gem

This was one of those places that's a nice surprise to find. I knew nothing about Mother Gabrini... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2016
Terence B
Chicago, Illinois
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27 Apr 2018
“Hard to find but worth visiting!”
28 Aug 2017
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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2520 N Lakeview Ave, Chicago, IL 60614-2255
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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Definitely need GPS to find the place. Also has limited hours: I had to leave prior to 4 PM. But this modest shrine with authentic memorabilia and relics is worth visiting. The museum is small and no docent services were available. The exhibits were labelled...More

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Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

A very special place for people of all religions. If you happen to be Catholic, there are two masses per week. You need not be of any religion; I am certain you will be welcomed. When the developer first proposed the demolition to accommodate a...More

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Reviewed 21 April 2016

This was one of those places that's a nice surprise to find. I knew nothing about Mother Gabrini until this visit. The Shrine is beautiful and well kept. If you want to know something about the history of the Catholic Church in Chicago, this is...More

1  Thank Terence B
Reviewed 21 April 2016

The Shrine is very close to our condo. The new high rise condo, as a condition to moveing forward, was required to preserve the Shrine. Architecturally it is stunning, similar to a later day Sistine Chapel. Whatever your religion, or lack thereof, it is one...More

1  Thank jamesF1532HO
Reviewed 3 January 2016

I am glad I know about this place. It is so peaceful and beautiful. They also have a lot of concerts here. I will definitely come back to see one. Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, M.S.C. (1850 – 1917), also called Mother Cabrini, was an Italian-...More

1  Thank Anna G
Reviewed 19 October 2014

We were so fortunate to be able to visit the chapel during the Open House Chicago event in October. It is absolutely gorgeous with so much to take in. Very well done with marble, frescoes and stained glass. Check their website for times that the...More

3  Thank Diane K
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Lincoln Park
Head to the North Side of Chicago for a stroll through
one of the city’s greenest neighborhoods. Lincoln Park
boasts over 1200 acres of green space complete with a
free zoo open to visitors year-round. This
pedestrian-friendly neighborhood is lined with parks,
row homes, boutiques, taverns, and nature. Lincoln
Park itself borders the lakefront area offering
peaceful views of the water and the Chicago skyline.
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