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Marytown - The National Shrine of St. Maximilian Kolbe

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Beautiful church

Chapel is gorgeous, Blessed Sacrament is on display 24 hours a day. Gift shop has everything. The... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2018
Barbara S
Chicago's North Shore, Illinois
Beautiful place for Prayer, Solitude, and Refreshment of soul

As a Catholic, I am always looking for places to go for prayer and solitude. This gem of a shrine... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2018
Chicago, Illinois
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1600 W Park Ave, Libertyville, IL 60048-2563
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

Chapel is gorgeous, Blessed Sacrament is on display 24 hours a day. Gift shop has everything. The grounds have walking trails and stations of the cross.

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

As a Catholic, I am always looking for places to go for prayer and solitude. This gem of a shrine located in the Northern Suburbs of Chicago not only has a small church on the grounds, but also areas one could walk and accomodations where...More

1  Thank petrohd
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

The shrine is a very beautiful and well kept facility. Very quiet and prayerful in the chapel with the Blessed Sacrament exposed in a huge monstrance above the main altar. The Holocaust museum is very powerful featuring the story of the martyrdom of St. Maximilian...More

1  Thank FrBarry
Reviewed 7 December 2017

A hidden Gem in Mundelein Illinois. Once you go in you know that you are in a special place. From confessions to candles to a awesome place for prayer.

1  Thank Stan K
Reviewed 12 October 2017

This is a Catholic Cathedral & Shrine With Outdoor Gardens That Accommodate All Stations Of The Rosary. Spiritual & Magical Experience. A Must Visit In Providing Peace & Hope.

Thank geraghty981
Reviewed 10 August 2017

This place had been "private" for years but is finally open to the public. Most beautiful, with lots of water, bridges, trees as well as ornate buildings and sculptures. Peaceful, serene and beautiful!

1  Thank camn21252
Reviewed 12 July 2017

I stopped there to pray and be at peace...this Shrine is beautiful and solemn. I walked the grounds. The gift shop was closed because of the holiday. Nonetheless, It was exactly what my soul needed.

1  Thank photoscrap
Reviewed 31 March 2017

PROS: beautiful chapel with amazing artwork inside- stained glass windows, relics, the monstrance- everything is exquisite. Plenty of parking; there were stations of the Cross outside but unfortunately it was a blustery, cold rainy day. It gives my family and I more reason to return....More

2  Thank Big_bro_1_usa
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Friends met at the point. Visited the basilica. Friends had been not see this church before. They were so attracted it. Stayed for awhile and toured. It was worthwhile to visit and pray there. It opens 7 days a week. Beautiful basilica. There have a...More

1  Thank Pfslisz
Reviewed 24 October 2016

We've been to Marytown MANY times. The grounds are beautifully landscaped, with a stations of the cross, statues, etc. Inside the main church there is a separate side chapel, as well as the shrine to St. Maximilian Kolbe. Incredible amount of relics from a lot...More

2  Thank Kiliki6
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