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January 2017

Chicago’s Golden Age of Polish Baroque

January 26, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$10 154 tickets left

Chicago's Golden Age of Polish Baroque Awaken your senses with an exploration of Chicago's "Polish Cathedrals." Satiate your curiosity about dozens of churches and Chicago neighborhoods. Learn out how Polonia came home to Chicago. Walk within the Golden Age of Polish Baroque in one of Barzynski's premier churches with our guided tour, light reception and in depth presentation by the Chicago Society of Architectural Historians’ own Victoria Granacki. Ms Granacki has taught Introduction to Historic Preservation at Northwestern University of continuing Studies, and has been a guest lecturer…

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March 2017

Silence and Sacred Space: Symposium and Tour

March 11, 2017

TOUR AND SYMPOSIUM ON SILENCE IN THE MODERN WORLD With the President and Professors of Wyoming Catholic College. $35 - $50      Meet at: St John Cantius Church, 825 N. Carpenter St., Chicago Click Here To Register Friday, March 10: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm WELCOME, COCKTAILS, BUFFET and TALK, St Therese's Hall Saturday, March 11: 8:45 am - 4:00 pm  TOUR THREE CHURCHES, LUNCH, TALKS & DISCUSSION 8:45 am: TOUR: Coach Bus Departs from St John Cantius to…

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Chicago Fire Survivors

March 30, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

The 1871 Chicago Fire takes great prominence, but other powerful episodes include tragic loss, heroic action and remarkable recovery too. Do you know about the fire at Our Lady of the Angels? Do you know of Florian or Mr. Murphy? Have you watched “Chicago Fire”?  Let’s explore the real stories on the scene of three of our top eleven Fire Survivor stops! Hosted with Bourbonnais Township Park District (BTPD) on March 30. Register at the BTPD website by clicking HERE. Or, call 815-933-9905.…

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April 2017

China Town, Little Italy, Poland and… O’Leary

April 24, 2017 @ 9:15 am - 4:30 pm

CHINA TOWN, LITTLE ITALY, POLAND AND THE O'LEARYS Join us for this fun tour of four of Chicago's distinctly ethnic sacred spaces all in one day. Enjoy their broad spectrum of history, community and creativity. Round trip coach bus transportation will be provided from Our Lady of the Brook parking lot, 3700 Dundee Rd., Northbrook. Register with Tracy at: 847-272-7090 $45: SOLD OUT

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December 2017

St Nicholas

December 21, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

This special St Nicholas Tour is perfect for the holiday season. Join us visiting Ukrainian Village and the Cathedral named for Santa Claus.

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January 2018

New Year Tour

January 8 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
St Stanislaw Kostka Church, 1300 N Noble
Chicago, IL United States
$20 - $35
Our Lady of the Sign - Ark of Mercy

Start the year off with an in-context exploration of the sacred as we contemplate ancient forms of worship in contemporary Chicago. Enjoy highly skilled craftsmanship, artwork and architecture including Japanese woodworking, the fresh luster of gilding, the precision of German stained glass, and the charm of the Old World brought to the new. Your professionally guided tour will gather in the history, art and architecture of three notable, nearby churches. Please call for details. Meet at St Stanislaw Kostka Church:…

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February 2018

Something from the Garden

February 23 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
$20 - $35

Challenge winter with a tour of lush garden inscapes!

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March 2018


March 10 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Our bilingual guide will open the doors and open the history of three outstanding churches. The first, a beautiful Bucktown edifice, stands a testament to resurrection, as it has overcome fire and feuding and the enormous changed of an active Chicago church for over 130 years.  Another, slated to be closed - or reopened - soon, has a magnificent marble-work, double choir loft and exquisite stained glass (pictured here). We will also take in St Paul, in Ripley's Believe-it-or-Not for…

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Bridgeport Visit

March 19 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$20 - $35

Everyone says, "That's Daley's old neighborhood!" and Bridgeport was, but many residents still identify where they are from by the nearest church. Join us right after St Patrick's Day, on St Joseph's Feast, as we enjoy stories from Bridgeport lifers and come to appreciate the diversity in this still strong, still 'very Chicago', still very walk-able, neighborhood. We will walk to three beautiful and storied Bridgeport neighborhood churches all within about a mile of each other. Meet At: All Saints-St…

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The Patrons: St Patrick and St Joseph

March 20 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

This jaunt will take in two churches that may even challenge the cultural capacity of those who already know and love St Patrick and St Joseph (who's feast days are on March 17 and 19 respectively). We will lunch with the School Sisters of St Francis and see two lovely places dedicated to the Patrons, to reflective prayer and to inspiring work. Transportation from Lake Zurich. Lunch paid for on your own. To register or for more information, please contact…

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