St. Rita of Cascia

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This site is known for a harrowing experience said to have happened on All Souls Day (November 2) in the 1960s. Reports say a small gathering of parishioners witnessed the organ begin to play by itself as 6 robed monks, 3 in red and 3 in white, advanced toward the churchgoers. When they tried to flee the church, they found they were locked in. In about two minutes the organ music and visions faded, and to end the incident, a disembodied voice was heard to say “Pray for us.”

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6243 S Fairfield Ave
Chicago, IL 60629
United States

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41.7796911, -87.69216389999997
Cook County, Illinois
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  1. I went to grammar school here. I grew up next door to a lady that was in the church when this happened. She was an older lady, but had her wits. I do believe her.

  2. I went to school there in the early 1950’s – Heard rumors about hauntings, and wouldn’t doubt that it happened. The Church was certainly foreboding enough, and manacling to a little ‘Sinner, as myself…

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