Holy Name Cathedral, built in 1874, is one of the most prominent cathedrals in Chicago, not only because it is the seat of the Archdiocese, one of the largest Roman Catholic dioceses in the US, but also due to the architectural grandeur of the cathedral.
Visiting Holy Name Cathedral in the hype of the holiday season was breaking away from the chaotic hustle and bustle of the city, and finding myself in the peaceful serenity of the place of worship.
The cathedral, designed in the Gothic Revival style by the architect Patrick Keely et al, is beautiful. Everything from the tall, 210 ft spire, the west front rose window, the massive, bronze front door to the stunning, ornate interior, colorful stained glass windows, the beautiful nave, the chancel, the powerful columns, the aisles, the memorable and unique Resurrection Crucifix, the Stations of the Cross, the 70 ft high, stunning ceiling of the cathedral ... -- everything overpowers you with a sense of timelessness and eternal beauty.
The place of worship. The grand architectural creation.
Holy Name Cathedral is located in the city center. In fact, it is just a short walking distance from the Magnificent Mile.