Hanceville, Alabama: Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament

Old World style, fully functioning Roman Catholic basilica has a replica Shroud of Turin in the lower church, and suits of armor in the Castle san Miguel gift shop. It was the vision of TV celebrity nun Mother Angelica, who's buried here.

Our Lady of the Angels Monastery Farm

Address:
3222 County Rd 548, Hanceville, AL
Directions:
Our Lady of the Angels Monastery Farm. Hwy 91, east on County Hwy 47, right on County Rd 548.
Hours:
Visitors must dress modestly. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
205-271-2917
Admission:
Donation
RA Rates:
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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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