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“Amazing in so many ways”

Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration Motherhouse
Reviewed 11 October 2013

The sisters at the convent are amazing in their lives and actions for others. The Maria Angelorum Chapel, besides being beautiful, has many nuggets presented in the tour--an incredible number of angel paintings/statues, to the marble that was shipped across the ocean at no cost as it was used as a balance on the ship in past times. The chapel behind this one, is the Perpetual Adoration Chapel which has had various sisters and prayer partners praying 135 years. It to is beautiful, but the peace and well-being upon entering is amazing in itself. I can't say enough. It is worth the trip if you are at all spiritual or even interested in craftsmanship. It's the second most visited place in Lacrosse after the Mississippi River.

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Reviewed 31 July 2013

This ornately decorated church is a gem in more ways than one; it can be seen on a tour from one of the sisters. The feeling there is welcoming and warm, enhanced by knowing that 27/7/365 since the late 1800's a Sister of their order has been at prayer.

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Reviewed 26 May 2013

A traditional cathedral with a rich history. The surrounding campus offers some nice walking paths with some sculptures.

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Reviewed 12 November 2012 via mobile

My family and I went for a ride one rainy Sunday and decided to take a tour of St Rose of Viterbo Church. A very nice and informational sister came and gave us a tour of the grounds and church. She showed us all the beautiful statues and explained the different areas. They only give tours for a few hours each day so call ahead. It is free to the public

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Reviewed 9 November 2012

One of the most exquisite chapels (attached to the St. Rose Convent of Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration) I have ever seen in the US or in Europe.

Over 100 windows of Bavarian stained glass shine luminously on all sides of the chapel. A gorgeous pipe organ adds to the wow effect.

What appears to be marble, forming the columns and pillars are actually concrete, ingeniously painted to look like marble. Beautiful!

Our guide, one of the sisters, was delightful -- relating the history of the chapel itself, the sisters who live, work, and pray there, and then treating us to her playing a beautiful old harp.

Well worth a visit.

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