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Holy Name Cathedral, Chicago

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The seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago, Holy Name Cathedral is the center of Catholic faith in the city and a wonderful example of Gothic revival architecture. The cathedral was built in 1874 in place of the Cathedral of Saint Mary and the Church of the Holy Name, which were destroyed in the Great Chicago Fire. From the bronze front door depicting the Tree of Life to the detailed bas-relief of Old Testament scenes on the altar, the cathedral is adorned with numerous works of art. Emphasizing the importance music in its liturgical celebrations, the cathedral features organs playing during the daily mass, as well as other events. If you're interested in mob history, you can see bullet marks on the building from the 1926 assassination of Hymie Weiss, one of Chicago's heavy hitters from the Prohibition era. Check online for the full schedule of masses. See Holy Name Cathedral and all Chicago has to offer by arranging your trip with our Chicago trip builder site.
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  • Was at Ash Wednesday services. Mass was very traditional and the ministers all very professional and friendly.  more »
  • This is such a calm and peaceful oasis in the midst of our noisy, crowded city. The architecture is amazing.  more »
  • This place is a must see if you enjoy beautiful cathedrals. Located 4 blocks off the Mag Mile. Multiple masses per day. Sunday services - enjoy the choir.  more »
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  • The Holy Name Cathedral church is a beautiful church. The architecture is just amazing and beautiful. I would recommend that you stop by and visit if you’re in Chicago. For those that live in Chicago you are lucky. We were visiting from out of state and lit some candles for some family and friends. Will stop by again when it down.
  • Beautiful cathedral. Located in the middle of downtown Chicago. Architecture and decor breath taking. Ceilings decorated with painted scenes from the Bible and adorned with more intricate Woodwork including the Columns. Floors granite. Woodwork compliments the suspended Wooden cross of Jesus over the sacrament table. Downstairs has meeting rooms and restrooms. A must see the next.
  • Beautiful from outside but very little inside was inspiring or uniquely Catholic. Very strange to be in a Cathedral and not find statues or artwork of the Blessed Mother or saints. Modern/abstract stained glass not Christian imagery but just colorful patterns. Altar was sparse with wood paneling. Could not find tabernacle. It struck me as a very nice Protestant church.
  • Beautiful cathedral. Lots of times available for mass. There is also a quiet courtyard with tables & chairs for peaceful reflection.
  • Beautiful church! Great homily. Very good experience.

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