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Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration Motherhouse

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Address: 701 Franciscan Way, La Crosse, WI 54601-1608
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A hidden gem and a must see...

An exquisite example of old-world craftsmanship that showcases handcarved and painted art objects and a lovely chapel that is one of a kind in the Midwest. The sisters for some... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Munakata, Japan
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Munakata, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An exquisite example of old-world craftsmanship that showcases handcarved and painted art objects and a lovely chapel that is one of a kind in the Midwest. The sisters for some 139 years have faithfully prayed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 12 monbths a year. Visitors are allowed to sit in silence in the prayer room to feel... More 

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Mary of the Angels Chapel and the Chapel of Perpetual Adoration are simply stunningly beautiful...actually breathtaking. Take the time to visit and enjoy the tour given by one of the lovely sisters. Tours are available Monday through Saturday 9 to 10:45am and 1 to 3pm.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

This chapel is part of the convent so access is limited, but worth a stop. A sister provides a tour of the main chapel and the chapel of perpetual adoration. Along the way she provided much information about the founding of the convent, their order and the building of the chapels. The chapels are beautiful examples of the work of... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

We had read about this in Post-Bulletin long time ago and decided to google it up. The tour with history was interesting and the Mary of the Angels and Perpetual Adoration Chapels are absolutely beautiful. Most amazing is that prayers have been going on here continuously since 1878.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

this convent is very interesting, the building has a lot of history, there is a tour, free, just for a donation. Outside gardens are beautiful, and there is more to walk around. Must visit !

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Rockford, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

This is one of the most beautiful chapels outside of Rome. Everything about it was breathless. Also our Sister who gave the tour was just wonderful. A must to see for everyone.

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Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

The church is extremely beautiful! Staff if very helpful and informative. There are certain hours in which tours are available.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful place right in La Crosse. We were buzzed through the front door and greeted by the receptionist who offered us a tour. She called one of the sisters who gave us a tour of the two chapels and played a video explaining the history of this religious order. Both chapels are meticulously maintained and truly beautiful.... More 

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St. Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

We toured the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration chapel and were impressed by the fine artwork and religious authenticity it brought to us. The stained glass was beautiful. Our guide had been a nun for 14 years there and was knowledgeable and gracious.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

We were very pleased with a visit and tour. Our guide was very personable and offered very insightful observations of the site. Felt very welcome. Very openly discussed practices of the community and relationship to the chapel. I had just been in Bavaria two days before and found many similarities in styles to churches in Germany of a similar architectural... More 

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