|I think I forgot to wear a shoe on my right foot|
St. Mary of the Angels church, Chicago, IL
Very beautiful. Looking for parking and trying to figure out how to get to the crypt chapel left my wife and I late for the daily Mass on Saturday(entering the front of the church, go to your left and look for a stairwell). The parish is staffed by Opus Dei priests and the daily Mass was well done. The lights were off in the main church so I struggled to get good photos. There was a steady growing number of Hispanic families who were entering the church for what appeared to be a First Communion(on Our Lady's day, awesome!). You will also see a few different groups praying the rosary. It looks like there's a school attached, the grounds and neighborhood seemed pleasant and well ordered. The church is done in a similar style to St. Josaphat in Milwaukee, the "Polish cathedral" style (as a side note Josaphat in Milwaukee still surpassed all three churches we visited in Chicago). Definitely had a feminine feel to it, many Franciscan references throughout(Our Lady of the Angels is a Franciscan devotion). The double arches on either side also was cool. The exterior is phenomenal, no question if you found a Catholic church when you catch sight over the rooftops.