PROPOSED

Cathedral Gardens of the Son of God

Home of the Altar of Calvary

The Altar of Calvary with the sacrifice of the Mass is embodied within the proposed Cathedral Gardens of the Son of God. Designed and replicated of an historic ruin site, it is a Catholic architectural semi-enclosed sacred place that immerses you in humble grander, taking you back to the 12th-century.

As you walk the grounds, you are enchanted and surrounded with beautiful sacred art, breathtaking liturgical gardens, stunning distressed stonework, sacred art exhibits, open sky ceilings, towering columns and reaching arches, prayer vignette settings and a magnificent church centerpiece dedicated to the merciful Son of God, the Altar of Calvary.

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Cathedral Gardens of the Son of God

Open Cathedral Plan

3 freestanding open structures designed into one sacred experience

Altar Chiseled Into the Stone of Calvary

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The church and sanctuary portion of the Cathedral is covered overhead. The surrounding side structures have large openings—allowing natural light and the outdoors to find its way into the covered church settings.

CHURCH
Open daily for prayer
Weekly Latin Mass schedules
Confessions
Baptisms
Weddings
Funerals
Retreats
Eucharistic Adoration
Benediction
Choir and Prayer loft
Crypt beneath altar
Seating Approx. 780

God’s Garden in the Nave

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FEATURES IN THE NAVE
Mysteries of the Rosary in stained glass
Stations of the Cross reliefs
Lush botanical gardens
Saint shrines
Sacred Art
Tributes to great Catholic artist in history
 
GARDEN OF EDEN NAVE EVENTS
Introductory to the Catholic faith tours
Upper Gallery Sacred Art exhibitions
Classical & Sacred Art music concerts
Garden sculpture exhibitions
Daily Rosary in the garden
Catholic guest speakers
Traditional Catholic formation classes
Retreats
Receptions

Pray Among Olives with His Agony

GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE CHAPEL

Just right of the Altar of Calvary is the Garden of Gethsemame Chapel.

Jesus prayed and anguish on the Mount of Olives was so deep that his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.

Returning to the disciples after prayer, he found them asleep. Jesus asked Peter: “So, could you men not keep watch with me for an hour?”

Holy Hour will be observed in this setting with the Blessed Sacrament.

Alleluia, Jesus Christ is Risen Today

GARDEN TOMB OF JESUS CHAPEL

Left of the Altar of Calvary is the the Garden Tomb of Jesus Chapel. The setting replicates and represents Christian worship and witness located in the heart of historic Jerusalem, just outside the Old City walls. Within this peaceful and contemplative garden is an ancient Jewish tomb, representing a replica of which many believe is the site of Jesus of Nazareth’s burial and resurrection.

Heavenly

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Directly above Our Lord hanging on the cross, centered to the dome is Heaven in all its golden glory. Painted angels and Saints hover above you as they circle the sky, giving honor and glory to God, His Son and the Blessed Mother. This is truly a magnificent view representing the Garden of Paradise.

 

For the ones who love to explore, get a little closer to Heaven with a walk up to the cupola of the dome and take-in breathtaking views of the country side for miles.

Welcomed into The Beauty of Catholicism

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The Narthex at Cathedral Gardens of the Son of God welcomes you with the sound of church bells and open arms of architectural beauty, preparing for what the heart, mind and soul is about to experience.

NARTHEX FEATURES
Twin bell towers
Stained glass rose window
Information desk
Gift shop & Cafe
Bell tower offices

Project Prayer

O Blessed Sweet Savior Jesus, we Beseech and Adore Thee. In Honor of Your Father; Thy Sacred Heart and the Immaculate Heart of Your Mother Mary, we humbly ask that You Shine Thy loving Spirit and light on this project to give us clarity, inspiration and direction; to open up Hearts that will Love and Glorify You more Deeply; and to ultimately strengthen and gain Souls to be with You in Your Beautiful Garden of Paradise, Heaven.
Amen.

Looking For a Good Home

Be Thou Our Vision

Cathedral Gardens of The Son of God along with the smaller plans below have the extraordinary opportunity to reside deeply in the hearts of many. With the right blend of support and talents, it has the chance to change lives, evangelize, convert, open and strengthen souls while enriching a faithful Catholic community.  If you are interested or know of someone who may be interested in adopting the Altar of Calvary into their spiritual master plan and community, please spread the word and send them a link to this page. Thank you.

Altar of Calvary is beautifully sized to accomodate budgets

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Altar Garden Plan

Open space

Shrine Garden Plan

Semi-enclosed

Chapel Garden Plan

Semi-enclosed

Cathedral Garden Plan

Semi-enclosed

Join this Effort in Building a Glorious Architectural Wonder for the Son of God

$4,575 Raised of $135,000 Goal for Phase II. Deo Gratias!

PHASE II UNDERWAY

As phase one comes to a close, we are grateful for all those who have been influential and supportive. We kindly thank you.

It’s inspiring seeing the Altar of Calvary come to life. To continue its further development, we are seeking our next important funding stage of $135,000 to support the elements of phase two; detail drawings, renderings, fabrication research and scouting of property.

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May God bless you for your generosity, and for your gift in time, may He reward you for eternity!

All major donors ($5,000+) are welcomed and encouraged to be involved in all parts of the projects phases to inaugural completion.

SEEKING PARTNERS

We are building a vibrant team—seeking qualified classical architects, engineers and landscape architects who may be interested in becoming part of this unique and exciting project. Other positions and roles include consultants who are knowledgeable in liturgy, theology, sacred art and design. These roles may also lead to Advisory Board positions. Contact Stephen S. Cascio for further information.

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GREATER CHICAGO AREA

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