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Marytown National Religious Shrine of St. Maximillion Kolbe

1600 W. Park Ave., Libertyville, IL 60048


One of the nation's most beautiful religious sites features beautiful stained glass windows and seven-foot mosaics decorating the chapel, as well as seven types of marble.

A modern-day saint is revered here at Marytown: Saint Maximilian Kolbe. Pilgrims are welcome to venerate the relics of this Polish Conventual Franciscan priest, publisher, theologian and evangelist. His life of charity and heroic death in the Auschwitz death camp is commemorated in the Kolbe/Holocaust Exhibit.


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