May 19, 2022

Episode 84 - Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery - Chicago, Illinois

Episode 84 - Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery - Chicago, Illinois

Dianne and Jennie explore Chicago's Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery and learn about its inception due to Chicago's growing immigrant population at the turn of the 20th century. This cemetery is the final resting place for many who took vows of holy orders including several bishops, archbishops, and Cardinals. It is also the final resting place to some of the most notorious gangsters from the 1920s and 30s including Al Capone. Buried beneath the green grass are the graves of many who lost their lives in some of Chicago's most tragic disasters and also the miraculous grave of an Italian bride. Come along for all these Ordinary Extraordinary stories and many more on this episode of the Ordinary Extraordinary Cemetery podcast.

Resources used to research this episode include:
Hucke, Matt. "Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery." 1 Jan. 1997. Accessed 15 May 2022.

Rumore, Kori, and Marianne Mather. "The life of Cardinal Joseph Bernardin, 25 years after his death ." Chicago Tribune [Chicago], 16 Nov. 1996.

M, D. "Peter Mutter." Accessed 15 May 2022.

Floro-Khalaf, Jenny, and Cynthia Savaglio. Images of America Mount Carmel and Queen of Heaven Cemeteries. Charleston, Arcadia Publishing, 2006.

Photo Credits: Photo 171844835 / Carmel Cemetery © Gerald D. Tang |

Photo 111062499 / Carmel Cemetery © Jim Roberts |