Holy Name is best known to Chicagoans as the main church of the Chicago Catholic Archdiocese. It is a gorgeous example of ... More
Holy Name Cathedral Parish
Holy Name is best known to Chicagoans as the main church of the Chicago Catholic Archdiocese. It is a gorgeous example of Gothic style architecture, inside and out. In 1969, the interior was substantially redesigned and altered, but it retains its inspiring elegance. Because of its location and fame, this church is one of the busiest parishes in the city, catering to business people, tourists and city residents. View the official hat of every archbishop who has served here. It has been tradition here since the 13th century to suspend the cardinal's hat from the ceiling upon his death.
This church is absolutely gorgeous and it is worth seeing when you are in Chicago. The architecture is absolutely amazing. It is best seen in the summer while shopping down Michigan Avenue, just stop on by. It is beautiful both inside and out.
Holy Name is Chicago's most beautiful cathedral. Its' massive size and opulence are something to experience. For people who go for spiritual reasons, you may be a little offended by all of the tourists wearing jeans taking pictures at the mass at 11am. The clergy are wonderful and the building structure is stunning. You cannot miss this church, especially if you are catholic.