Others With Vision and Purpose

Shem Center Gingko Tree

As the oldest surviving species of tree known to exist, the Ginkgo tree has become a symbol of strength, hope and peace. Shem Center supports other organizations whose work, like the Ginkgo tree, symbolizes and embodies strength, hope and peace in our world.

Old St. Patrick’s Church

Shem Center For Interfaith Spirituality

These words are prominently displayed on a banner outside the front entrance of Old St. Patrick’s Church in Chicago’s West Loop. I can attest to the fact that what it proclaims outside this historic building, is true when one enters it for Liturgy and any one of its programs, whether in person or on live stream.

— Joseph Kilikevice, OP

Visit the Old St. Patrick’s Church website HERE.

“Since its dedication on Christmas morning in 1856, Old St. Patrick’s has been a sacred site embodying the dreams and aspirations of hundreds of thousands of Chicagoans. In few neighborhoods have the bricks and mortar mattered so much.”

Editor of At the Crossroads: Old St. Patrick’s and the Chicago Irish

Church address:
700 West Adams Street
Chicago, IL 60661

Office address:
Fr. Jack Wall Mission Center
711 West Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60661

Shem Center for Interfaith Spirituality
708 North Harvey Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60302

(708) 848-1095

Photo Credits: Emory Mead, Stephen B. Starr, Joseph Kilikevice

The Shem Center for Interfaith Spirituality website is awarded a 2022 American Digital Design Award for excellence in design and user experience.

2022 American Digital Design Awards