Heavenly City: The Architectural Tradition
of Catholic Chicago
Authored by Denis R. McNamara Photographs by James Morris
In conjunction with the Bricks and Mortar Foundation and Liturgy Training Publications, the Liturgical Institute is pleased to sponsor a new book showcasing Chicago’s Catholic church architecture. Entitled Heavenly City: The Architectural Tradition of Catholic Chicago and authored by Institute faculty member Denis McNamara, the text explores the historical and liturgical dimensions of church buildings. Lavishly illustrated with the work of London photographer James Morris who provided the images for the 2000 book Churches and Cathedrals of London, the book includes over 300 images of 68 of Chicago’s most historically and architecturally significant Catholic churches.
Winner: Benjamin Franklin Award from the Independent Book Publishers Association
Winner: Midwest Independent Publishers Association Award in the categories of Regional Non-fiction and History
"It is truly a magnificent publication and brings back many happy memories of Chicago. I shall enjoy it for years to come." - His Eminence Edward Cardinal Egan, Archbishop of New York
Sample photos from Heavenly City