St James Church

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St James Church

Seen from one of the lower portions of the cemetery. Built in 1833, St James of Sag Bridge in Lemont Illinois, is the oldest parish in the Chicago Archdiocese.

Called "Monk's Castle" by children, this cemetery and church are a famous place for teenagers to trespass on Halloween night. Rumor has it that the monks will catch you and either make you kneel on broom handles or in salt until morning.

There are no monks here - never have been. It's a shame it's a target for teenage pranks, but at least it's maintained extremely well and shows no signs of vandalism.

1 comment:

Brokecompsoul said...

No Monks??? Whose says their couldn't be some "adult" fun and carry out said rumors :D