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Chapel of Saint Peregrine, focal point of
the National Shrine of Saint Peregrine,
within Our Lady of Sorrows Basilica.
    THE ORGAN;  Lyon & Healy, 1902, is probably the
    largest remaining instrument made by the Chicago
    firm.  The four-manual, fifty-seven-rank instrument
    stands in large chambers behind two symmetrical
    galleries at the sides of the chancel.  The transept
    openings are fitted with ironwork.  The oak cases
    show no visible pipework.  On the left side are the
    detached console, choir seats, and the Swell and
    Choir divisions.  On the right side are the Great and
    Solo divisions.

    The Lyon & Healy is tonally unaltered, although the
    console has been changed twice.  This organ gives
    us an idea of company practice for instruments of a
    grander scale --- for example, the long-discarded
    organ at Orchestra Hall, Chicago, built in 1904.

    The dedication recital took place March 30, 1902,
    with Clarence Eddy at the console.
    The Lyon & Healy was awarded a citation by the
    Organ Historical Society, listing it as an historic
    instrument worthy of preservation.

                  ----From J.E. Ambrosino, OHS Organ Handbook, 2002

                   Furnished by Mary Gifford, Director of Music
               at St. Mary Catholic Church in Des Plaines, Illinois.
                   Her recordings made on the Our Lady of Sorrows
                    organ include "The Lyon Roars" and "Catholic Heritage."
The Historic Organ at Our Lady of Sorrows Basilica National Shrine
Window of Saint Cecilia,
in the East Organ Gallery.
Basilica Museum*
Art Treasures of Our Lady of Sorrows Basilica National Shrine
First Mass of St. Philip Benizi
Sanctuary mural by  F. Giusti
Sixth Sorrow of the Via Matris
Oil on canvas on nave pilaster
by Charles Bosseron Chambers
Eucharistic miracle at the
Death of St. Juliana Falconieri
Sanctuary mural by Henry Balink
Emblem of the Servants of Mary
Stained glass lunette over north door
In the northwest chapel of the nave:
Replica of the Volto Santo, or
"Holy Face" Crucifix.  The original,
believed to be miraculous, hangs in
the Cathedral of Lucca, Italy.
View Treasures
of Art Below
Organ
Console
Floor mosaics in the Pilgrimage
Chapels flanking the Nave
Purgatorial Chapel
Chapel of St. Anne
St. Juliana Falconieri Chapel
Chapel of St. Philip Benizi
Marble statue of Saint Joseph,
the spouse of Mary, holding
The Child Jesus.
His Chapel adjoins the Nave.
Relief panel of the Annunciation,
modeled after a revered painting in
the Annunziata Basilica in Florence.
Part of the altar in the Chapel of
St. Juliana Falconieri.
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If the parking lot or Basilica doors are locked DURING THE ABOVE TIMES,
the Basilica is STILL OPEN.  Please ring the monastery doorbell
at 3121 W. Jackson Blvd. for entry through the monastery.
PLEASE NOTE THIS EXCEPTION: On major civic holidays, such as
4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's, & Memorial
Day,
THE BASILICA IS CLOSED ALL DAY, except during scheduled Masses.
Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 Noon
Sunday, 7:30 a.m. until 12:00 Noon
*A small Museum and Gift Shop are open for organized tours on request.