Hanceville, Alabama: Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament

A big new Roman Catholic shrine built to look old and impressive. Has a Shroud of Turin exhibit, which is a good start.

Our Lady of the Angels Monastery

Address:
3222 County Rd. 548, Hanceville, AL
Directions:
AL Hwy 91, east on County Hwy 47, right on County Road 548. Our Lady of the Angels Monastery.
Phone:
205-271-2917
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Shrine. Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament

The Most Blessed Sacrament is a large Catholic shrine in the middle of the Alabama countryside. Newly built to model much older churches in Europe, the shrine is beautiful but tends to feel like a religious Epcot. Also has a Shroud of Turin exhibit, a replica of the Lourdes grotto in France, and a gift shop inside a castle.

[Philip Deslippe, 01/28/2009]

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