OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE SCULPTURES TO BE DEDICATED
All Saints and Mount Carmel Cemeteries
Chicago, IL (July 7, 2014) – Catholic Cemeteries has announced the addition of two new sculptures honoring Our Lady of Guadalupe at All Saints Cemetery, 700 North River Road in Des Plaines and at Mount Carmel Cemetery, 1400 South Wolf Road in Hillside.
The larger 30-foot sculpture at All Saints Cemetery will be dedicated by Most Rev. John R. Manz, Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago, on Saturday, July 12 at 9:30 a.m. An identical 12-foot sculpture at Mount Carmel Cemetery will be dedicated by Most Rev. Alberto Rojas, Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago on Saturday, August 30 at 9:30 a.m.
Both sculptures are constructed of Mesabi Black Granite and Moon Light Gray Granite from Cold Springs Granite in Minnesota. The images of Our Lady of Guadalupe and San Juan Diego are mosaics that were created using Venetian Glass tiles from Italy that measure one-half inch by one-half inch. A unique feature of these sculptures is the image of the floating roses, also made of the same Venetian glass, which is an intrinsic part of this blessed apparition.
It has been a tradition of Catholic Cemeteries to adorn their cemeteries, mausoleums and offices with unique sculptures, mosaics, reliefs and architecture that reflect our Catholic Faith. These one-of-a-kind fine works of religious art allow all who select burial in a Catholic cemetery to express their faith in a very visible way.
Both shrine sections allow for the selection of graves of various types. More information about Catholic Cemeteries in the Archdiocese of Chicago can be found on their website, www.catholiccemeterieschicago.org/.