Norwalk, Ohio: Saint's Prayer Cabin and Rosary Walk

First American male saint, John Neumann, performed Mass in this frontier log cabin, restored and maintained on the grounds of St. Alphonsus Church, along with a prayer garden and rosary walk.
1360 County Rd 129, Norwalk, OH
St. Alphonsus Church, Settlement Road, just west of State Route 61, three miles southwest of Norwalk.
Always open. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Saint's Prayer Cabin and Rosary Walk

This is the restored log cabin where St. John Neumann, the first American male saint, said Mass as an itinerant priest on the frontier outside Norwalk, Ohio. The prayer cabin is full of historic and religious relics and is open for private retreats. Adjacent to the cabin is a rosary walk with a rosary made of large stones connected by chains and ending at a wooden cross. There is a prayer garden featuring a bronze statue of St. John Neumann as an itinerant priest.

Also adjacent is a wagon shed featuring a wooden wagon manufactured by local resident Lawrence Fisher, the predecessor of General Motors Body by Fisher.

[Larry Lepard, 09/15/2011]

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