9 - Altar

pelicanThe altar is made of onyx imported from Pompeii. The table or mensa on top of the altar is a single slab of hard and durable white Bottocino marble, four inches thick in the center and in the four corners of which the relics of the martyrs are recessed. On the front of the altar appears the large figure of a pelican with its wide wings extended. This example of Florentine mosaic symbolizes our Lord in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Legend recounts that whenever the male would find its offspring close to death or dying, it would instinctively pierce its own breast to revivify the young with its own blood.

Next - 10 - The Canopy

Basilica Exterior Entrance and Narthex Baptistry Coat of Arms School Endowment Shrine Nave Ceiling Stained Glass Windows Stained Glass Windows Basilica Pavilion and Bell Altar Canopy Mosaic of Our Blessed Lady Basilica Foundation Memorial Shrines and Chapels Sconces Mothers Chapel Window of the Apparitions Basilica Organ Image Map

 

 

  Basilica Exterior Entrance and Narthex Baptistry Coat of Arms School Endowment Shrine Nave Ceiling Stained Glass Windows Stained Glass Windows Basilica Pavilion and Bell Altar Canopy Mosaic of Our Blessed Lady Basilica Foundation Memorial Shrines and Chapels Sconces Mothers Chapel Window of the Apparitions Basilica Organ Image Map

Queen of All Saints Basilica
6280 N. Sauganash Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60646
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