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Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament

3222 County Road 548, Our Lady of the Angels Monastery, Hanceville, AL 35077-6360
+1 205-271-2917
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Family Pilgrimage

My husband and I and our 2 dogs visited the Shrine and we were amaze with the place and so thankful... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
mattaleck2003
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Bakersfield, California
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Come and See

This is a magnificent Shrine Pilgrim site built by Divine Providence and the anonymous donations of... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2017
lldaly
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Greenville, South Carolina
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Thousands of people journey to it every year, taking in an atmosphere of peace and serenity that engulf them as they approach the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament of Our Lady of the Angels Monastery. A long white picket fence leads visitors to the gates of the 380-acre property through which they see the Shrine. Mother Angelica, the Foundress and Abbess of the monastery, built the Shrine in the 13th century style, resembling the Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi, Italy. From the inlaid marble floors to the breathtaking nearly eight-foot monstrance, every detail of the Main Church leads the soul to contemplate the transcendent beauty of God. The Daily Conventual Mass with the Nuns is at 7 a.m., with Priests available to hear Confession after Mass. The Nuns chant the Liturgy of the Hours daily at 6 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 2:00 p.m., and 5 p.m. The Shrine includes a permanent display of full-size photographic images of the Shroud of Turin. The images stand eight feet tall in glass cases and are backlit for viewing. They are on display in the entrance of the Shrine’s Lower Crypt Church. Other sites to see on the grounds include: Castle San Miguel, which houses the El Nino Gift Shop, a conference room, dining facility, and hall that displays medieval armor and manuscripts; a year-round indoor nativity scene displaying life-like figures made by Fontanini in Italy; a replica of the Lourdes Grotto that rests alongside the Black Warrior River, which surrounds the Shrine property; and the John Paul II Eucharistic Center that offers tours Monday-Saturday at 10AM and 2PM. If you would like to bring a church, school, or family group on a tour or plan a catholic Pilgrimage, please contact our Pilgrimage Department.
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3222 County Road 548, Our Lady of the Angels Monastery, Hanceville, AL 35077-6360
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I and our 2 dogs visited the Shrine and we were amaze with the place and so thankful that we made it to Alabama despite of this tornado alerts in the Midwest states. Spiritually fulfilling. Inspiring story of Mother Angelica. Peaceful and...More

Thank mattaleck2003
Reviewed 18 May 2017

This is a magnificent Shrine Pilgrim site built by Divine Providence and the anonymous donations of five families. The grounds include the Temple of the Divine Child, enclosed Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration Monastery, Medieval style castle with conference room and gift shop, a year...More

Thank lldaly
Reviewed 18 April 2017

My husband and I have our most beautiful experience last week while doing a pilgrimage visit. The Shrine is so beautiful and peaceful and you know that it is a very holy place. Everybody that goes into the Shrine just has proper decorum and the...More

1  Thank mayettenaguitmd
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

It was great to finally see the Shrine in person. Enjoyed the beautiful grounds and was able to go to confession and say the Divine Mercy Chaplet at 3pm with the sisters. Found some gifts at the shops for family members that would be difficult...More

Thank May H
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

One of the most beautiful shrines I have ever visited the scenery will take your breath away and that is nothing to the in side of the church breathtaking you can feel the peace in this place

Thank Johnnykey5
Reviewed 25 March 2017

While this might be a bit of drive from the interstate, it is well worth your effort. The facility is immense and beautiful. I would recommend this to anyone that would like to pay respect. They do have guidelines posted for your dress code, so...More

Thank greygirl1997
Reviewed 7 December 2016

We visited for two days and wish we had much more time. Beautifully kept grounds and just amazing shrine church

Thank Brian C
Reviewed 31 October 2016

I went to the Shrine for the first time as part of a group pilgrimage. There are several buildings at this site including a Castle, the Church, a cave-like building with a creche and a St. John Paul II exhibit. The grounds are peaceful and...More

1  Thank floridadawn
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Good place to visit. Beautiful Shrine and peaceful. The gift shop is large and the staff is pleasant.

1  Thank tmels
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

This complex located in a vast expanse of land driving to the shrine,castle,and buildings is beautiful. Everywhere you look you will see beautiful scenic views and incredible architecture with so many details it's hard for the eye to capture it all. To enter the main...More

5  Thank Michelle W
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RobertWLindner
Bruce, Why did you not read my review that said that you had to follow the dress code before you went?
14 August 2016|
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Response from prncess803 | Reviewed this property |
Bruce obviously does not understand how to show respect to various cultures. I have taken out shoes when attending a Chinese church. Some worship centers requires a head covering. And if a homeless person in rags showed up... More
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Barbara M
Has anyone flown into ATL to come here? If so, about how long is the drive from ATL to the Shrine?
1 May 2016|
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Response from RobertWLindner | Reviewed this property |
P.S. Atlanta rush hour traffic on the beltway is as bad as any. If you are driving to or from at rush hour, I would add another 1/2 hour - hence four hours. I NEVER drive through Atlanta in rush hour. I normally drive... More
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Tomacito5
What are Mass times for today and tomorrow?
12 February 2016|
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Response from Catherine G | Reviewed this property |
The earliest Mass I'm aware of starts at 7am and that is always the best one to attend
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