Saint Mary of the Angels Church in Chicago

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Photo of Saint Mary of the Angels Church in Chicago, Illinois
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation
Photo of Saint Mary of the Angels Church in Chicago, Illinois
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation
Photo of Saint Mary of the Angels Church in Chicago, Illinois
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation
Photo of Saint Mary of the Angels Church in Chicago, Illinois
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation
Photo of Saint Mary of the Angels Church in Chicago, Illinois
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation
Photo of Saint Mary of the Angels Church in Chicago, Illinois
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation
Photo of Saint Mary of the Angels Church in Chicago, Illinois
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation

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Saint Mary of the Angels Church
Formerly:Polish Basilica in Chicago

1850 North Hermitage Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, Bucktown 60622
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  • 1988: The building was declared unsafe and shut down.
  • 1991: The Prelature of Opus Dei took over the church and renovated it.
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  • The 26 roof angels, which were restored in the 1990's.
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  We live in Mobile, Al. and visit Chicago a few times a year. Our first stop is St. Marys, to view and pray in this beautiful, traditional church. This church architecture, the beautiful altars, are timeless reminders of the Church history and our own background, growing up in the Philadelphia, south Jersey area. We hope to visit St. Marys as long as we can make it!

Matt and Toni Barbour - Wednesday, September 29th, 2010 @ 10:24am  

  I didn't attend school at Saint Mary's, I went to Drummond a few blocks away. I grew up across the street though on Cortland and Wood, two doors east of Matt and Mary's grocery store. I went to catechism there and always loved just looking at the beauty of the church.I had some good friends that went there and I've lost touch with them for many years. They went to school there in the late sixties and early seventies. Graduating around 1972If anyone knows a Thomas Burgess or a Paul Shamanski (not really sure of the spelling) have them look me up on facebook please.Thank you and bless you

John Koldan (Michigan) - Monday, June 28th, 2010 @ 8:33pm  

  I lived and grew up on Wolcott and Cortland and attended St Marys's from 1970-1976 and had the best experience there. I still go by every once in a while and had my daughter baptized there in 2004. I was part of the whole renovation process and think that the Church has seen its changes of the neighborhood as well as the worshippers. It will always be part of the Welcome Home feel to the City whenever I go out of town.

Damian Omar Plaza - Tuesday, November 18th, 2008 @ 2:59pm  

  We lived in Morton Grove from June 1990 until June 1995 this church was more than a church it was a constant reminder of the diverse enthnic backgrounds of the people of Chicago and how they created a city so rich in culture and so blended in purpose. A city of individual cultures and religions working, playing and praying in their own way to create a place of such magnitude and importance that Chicago occupies a place of global importance in art, commerce and religion.

Gary Davalos - Saturday, September 16th, 2006 @ 9:56pm