Resurrection from Ashes


Our Campaign to Restore a Landmark, the Shrine of Christ the King

The Shrine, a center of Catholic Faith & culture for the local Woodlawn neighborhood, the entire Chicago area, and beyond

We hope you will join us in our ongoing campaign to restore the Shrine. Your generous assistance is critical to our effort to restore this landmark building and continue as a bridge-builder in the Woodlawn neighborhood of Chicago.

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Interior of the Shrine
Interior of the Shrine

Preparing for Steel Installation

CHICAGO, IL – Preparation work continues at the Shrine for installation of the steel.  New brick was been laid and old brick has been *tuckpointed in preparation for the installation of the bond beam at the top of the north parapet wall.  The bond beam will stabilize the wall during the steel replacement.

*Tuckpointing in general, refers to the process of repairing mortar joints in stone or brick masonry wall by grinding or raking out the old mortar to create depth and then filling in with new mortar.