- Chicago Sun Times: St. Sabina history: From Irish to black, closure list to thriving
10/01/2016, 09:00 AM CT
by Maudlyne Ihejirika @maudlynei
CHICAGO NEWS: St. Sabina Catholic Church was born in a storefront at 7743 S. Racine. Chicago Archbishop George Mundelein wrote in a July 3, 1916, letter to the Rev. Thomas F. Egan: “I hereby appoint you to organize the new parish of St. Sabina. The boundary lines are as follows: On the north — 75th Street; South — 63rd; East — Aberdeen St.; West — Ashland Ave.” Egan, who would lead the then predominantly Irish Catholic parish for 26 years, said the first mass on July 9, 1916. On Dec. 8 that year, ground was broken for a combination church and school at 1210 W. 78th Pl....
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- Chicago Tribune: St. Sabina celebrates 100 years of faith lived out loud
10/02/2016 6:59 PM
by Jeff Coen
...What unfolded next was very St. Sabina, a church that has become a Chicago original in its stand for social justice and against the city's ongoing struggle with violence. The celebration service included African-style drumming, a four-man mariachi band, the bagpipes and for a few moments, the Rev. Michael Pfleger at a keyboard in a yellow-gold robe. ...
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- DNA Info: St. Sabina Turns 100: Popular Church Started With Mass In Rented Rooms
St. Sabina's celebrated its 100th anniversary at a special mass Sunday in an event its pastor called "one of the best days in my ministry."
The celebration, at 1210 W. 78th Place, was "a true test of the blood, sweat, tears, love sacrifice, faith and call for justice over these 100 years," the Rev. Michael Pfleger posted on Facebook after the event.
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