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October 2017
$20 - $35

Gift Certificates

October 10, 2017 @ 8:00 am - December 17, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Give a Gift... Treat your friends to a mini retreat! Catholic Church Tours Gift Certificates may used any time from now through 12-17-17.  Gift Certificates may be purchased at any time, however,  to be sure register for your specific tour 7 days prior to the  tour to guarantee your place by calling 312-869-2286; reference Gift Certificate number/date. When purchasing a Gift Certificate, you agree to receive email updates on tours and other relevant information and can unsubscribe if desired. Thank you! We look forward…

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True Sanctuary

October 26 @ 8:30 am
SMA exterior

Italian Renaissance, Polish Baroque, and Chicago charm are all rolled into one on this enjoyable tour. These remarkable churches never fail to drop a jaw, arch the brown and raise the spirit.  Discover true sanctuary with a guided visit to St Mary of the Angels, the Sanctuary of Divine Mercy, and a Hidden Jewel of Bucktown. Contact Sacred Heart Church to reserve your seat: 815-568-7878 Tickets: $55 each. Breakfast, snacks, light lunch and coach transportation from 323 N. Taylor St., Marengo, IL 60152 included.  

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Beauty and the Restoration of the Sacred

October 29 @ 12:30 am
CAG Conference

Register now for this landmark conference with leading philosophers and artists to rediscover the power of Beauty in the modern world. “Beauty and the Restoration of the Sacred”, will feature English philosopher Sir Roger Scruton, well-known for his BBC documentary Why Beauty Matters, as well as architect Duncan Stroik, classical artist Anthony Visco, and art historian and educator Denis McNamara. The ground-breaking conference opens with a Solemn High Mass featuring Renaissance choral music in the baroque splendor of Chicago’s historic…

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November 2017

Afternoon Tour

November 2 @ 1:45 am
altar rail

This afternoon tour pulls from a selection of four outstanding churches.  We will begin at St Ita, a fine Irish edifice that delights the eye in all seasons - the architect of which is famous for crafting 600 churches in his lifetime! Your guided visit will also include two others to end on a high note, St John Cantius' chanted evening prayer. Transportation on your own. Meet at St Ita: 1220 Catalpa St, Chicago IL

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November 11 @ 8:00 am

Arlington Heights Youth will be exploring the best of Chicago with a visit of three extraordinary, foundational churches. Limited very little by time, they will taking a take a trip to the Italy, Germany and Poland beautifully rooted in our great city. Meet at: St James, 820 N. Arlington Heights Rd, Arlington Heights IL Contact Rebecca for details: 224-345-7200

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$20 - $35

Hallowed Ground

November 11 @ 9:30 am
Never Forget

Famous architectural landmarks, Holy Souls and peaceful resting grounds are the subject of this November tour.  We’ll post more details soon! Tickets must be purchased in advance. Transportation is not included. Want to take this tour on another date? Just call! 312-869-2286. Minimum group size 5; maximum size varies.

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November 14 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

A real mix of custom, culture and creativity, our Mixer includes a superb exploration of some truly moving and diverse churches.

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$20 - $35


November 25 @ 9:00 am
sma pilgrims

Visit some of the highlights of Chicago, the earliest churches that have remained faithful to their mission and harmoniously graceful in their service and beauty. We will start at St Joseph, a lovely little Gothic,  and end at one of the largest churches in the city, a Roman Renaissance revival church. Meet at St Joseph: 1107 N. Orleans St, Chicago IL 60610 Transportation: On your own. Want to take this tour on another date? Call us to find out how!…

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December 2017
$20 - $35

Downtown Sacred Spaces

December 16 @ 9:30 am
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Get in the spirit of Christmas with a tour of these churches. These prominent churches are a fabulous study of art, culture and light. Elemental in designing the down-town in civic and spiritual ways, character of all sorts, including the first US citizen canonized saint prayed, worked, and built here. They include a pre-civil war church, a chapel modeled from King St. Louis of France’s own, and the seat of the Roman Catholic Church in Chicago. Relish the sacred spaces’…

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