Madonna della Strada is located on the southeast side of Loyola’s campus. Click here for a map.
While the chapel holds daily masses, the department also uses the space for concerts and dance performances throughout the year. The Department of Sacramental Life also hosts an organ concert series in the chapel over the course of the year.
With its sinuous curves, geometric ornamentation, and lakefront entrance, Loyola University’s Madonna della Strada Chapel is unlike any other in the city. Andrew Rebori designed the 1939 building in a peculiar version of the Art Deco style that combines streamlined forms with Classical details and ornament inside and out. Historic features include names of Jesuit saints on the outside walls and a crypt chapel that once had a tunnel approach from the Jesuit Residence. In its 2006 – 2007 renovation the Chapel added a new pipe organ, an inlaid Art Deco marble floor, an immersion baptismal font, and entirely new lighting and sound systems. The renovation enhanced the original artwork throughout with gold leafing and plaster borders.
-Chicago Architecture Foundation