Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana: Shell Chapel: Tiny Church

The 15x15 ft. chapel, built in 1876, features inside walls covered with shells collected by nuns, then formed into designs and pressed into the wet plaster by Sister Mary Joseph Le Fer de la Motte.

Shrine of St. Anne

Grotto Lane, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN
Shrine of St. Anne. From US-150 turn west onto St Marys Rd. Drive a one mile. Turn right at the second gate, onto The Ave. Drive a quarter-mile. Turn right onto Grotto Lane. Drive a quarter-mile, and you'll see the chapel on the left.
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Shell Chapel: Tiny Church

This tiny chapel is part of a sprawling complex, and completely covered in shells on the inside.

[B Mann, 01/04/2020]

Built in 1876, the Chapel walls were covered with shells collected by nuns from the nearby Wabash River, then formed into designs and pressed into the wet plaster by Sister Mary Joseph Le Fer de la Motte.

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