Volume 2: Midwest United States
Illinois: IL-13

St. Kateri Center of Chicago 
3938 North Leavitt Street 
Chicago, IL 60618

Phone: 773-509-2344


History: The St. Kateri Center of Chicago has been a predominantly Native American ministry in the Archdiocese of Chicago (Archives: Chicago, Illinois).

1952 The Archdiocese of Chicago began its first apostolate to Chicago-area Native Americans (e.g. Ojibwa, Navajo, Dakota-Lakota) in Uptown
1982 Local Native American elders, with assistance from two Dominican Sisters of the Most Holy Rosary (Sinsinawa, Wisconsin), established the Anawim Center in Uptown as an outreach ministry to its diverse Native American population representing 250 tribes
1982-2011 The Dominican Sisters administered the center and were followed by a Franciscan sister and successive Native American lay directors; sacramental records were recorded at St. Thomas of Canterbury Church

Renamed the St. Kateri Center of Chicago, it relocated to the campus St. Benedict parish where subsequent sacramental records have been recorded


Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1982-ongoing

Volume: Less than 1 cubic foot

Description: The St. Kateri Center holds memorabilia about its history and a copy of sacramental records (e.g. baptisms, marriages, burials) from St. Thomas of Canterbury Church, 1982-2011.


Unless noted otherwise, the repository named above holds (or held) the records described and not the Marquette University Archives. However, Marquette’s holdings, e.g. Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions Records, include related records about these Native and Catholic groups and places.