Chicago is a city that celebrates a rich and diverse history of peoples of faith. All of the religions of the world are represented and all have their own legacy of faith, service and outreach to the people of the city.
Roman Catholics have been in Chicago since the expeditions of Louis Joliet and Father Marquette in the 17th Century, through city founder Jean Baptiste Du Sable and the ministries of Father Augustus Tolton and Mother Theresa Dudzik to the champions of labor and the marginalized like Mother Jones and Dorothy Day.
Although one may not have had the heroic sanctity of the other and one may not have been a high profile name while the other is little known, all have the common bond of their Catholic faith, rooted in the Gospel and lived for the other in charity and service.
These ten images of Chicago’s Catholic Heroes are offered in two sizes, 12” X 12” or 24” X 24”, both individually and as a suite. Each image is on stretched canvas, either ready to hang as is or to be framed and is signed by artist Joseph Malham.
The Heroes series is meant for schools, churches, parish centers, offices or homes as unique works of sacred art honoring the great Catholics of a great city.