Chicago PrimeTimers


  • Friday, July 12, 2024
  • 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
  • 3121 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago IL 60612-2729

Registration is closed

Join us for a special private tour of Our Lady of Sorrows Basilica, led by Fr. Frank Falco.  Please note this tour can only be confirmed if we have a group of 12 or more CPT members attending.

Our Lady of Sorrows in Garfield Park is one of three Chicago churches to be named a basilica by the pope. (The other two are St. Hyacinth Basilica near Logan Square and Queen of All Saints Basilica in Sauganash). 

In the  Catholic Church, “basilica” can be more than just an architectural term; it is a title of honor given to certain buildings with historical, artistic, or religious significance.

Our Lady of Sorrows church was founded in 1874, and the current renaissance revival building was dedicated in 1902. The basilica has a barrel-vaulted ceiling, and the nave contains ornate gold-leaf panels.

Pope Pius XII named Our Lady of Sorrows a basilica in 1956. It is also the location for the National Shrine of Saint Peregrine, the patron saint of people with cancer.

Once you have registered and we have the number of people needed to confirm the tour, we will follow up with instructions on where and when to meet.

We have a lunch scheduled down the street shortly thereafter.

Contact us:

Chicago PrimeTimers
5555 N Sheridan Rd #812
Chicago, IL
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