Chicago's Mother Cabrini Shrine Reopens

Sep 27, 2013 1985

Chicago's Lincoln Park is one of the priciest neighborhoods in the city. But it's also home to a sacred place honoring a champion of the poor. The shrine and chapel dedicated to Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini had been shuttered for a decade, and there were concerns that it might never reopen. But it has. The site was rededicated on Sunday with a mass celebrated by Cardinal Francis George. The struggle to save the shrine to the sainted Catholic nun was tough, but with a lot of faith, the mission was accomplished.

On the corner of Lakeview Avenue and St. James Place in Chicago, there is now a pricey, new condo building. But this high end property comes with a very unusual amenity: it rises above a Catholic chapel. And just off the building's lobby is a shrine housing relics that once belonged to a saint.

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