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Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe: Des Plaines, Illinois

The concept for the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe derives from four major factors. The history of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Secondly, the symbolism of Our Lady of Guadalupe plays a large role in the shape and form of the Shrine. Thirdly, classical Christian symbolism. Lastly, the atmosphere within the church should be designed as a place of worship and communal gathering. The Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe flows like a cape— creating a place of peace, security and one that embraces community.