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One of the Most Impressive Religious Pilgrimages You can Make

Everything about the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament is fantastic. The main and lower level... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tom W
Katy, Texas
Peaceful Joy

We are regulars who enjoy it there so much we moved here in 2004 to be more near Mother Angelica... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
David S
Cullman, Alabama
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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...more
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3222 County Road 548, Our Lady of the Angels Monastery, Hanceville, AL 35077-6360
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything about the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament is fantastic. The main and lower level Church chapels are gorgeous. The St. Miguel Castle is quite impressive. They are trying to bring back chivalry. The castles includes a huge gift shop that offers books, cards,...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are regulars who enjoy it there so much we moved here in 2004 to be more near Mother Angelica and her community of loving caring people. Good for the soul of Catholic and non Catholic... Try it !

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Reviewed 18 July 2018

We were here to watch Sister profess her final vow. Incredible!!! This was our first visit but I would love to go back! So amazing!!!

Thank Joann S
Reviewed 7 July 2018

The first sign one sees upon entering the long winding drive is a warning that the property is protected by armed security and video surveillance. I completely understand the need for on-site security. However, blatantly threatening violence against everyone who enters the site is disgusting...More

1  Thank Don L
Reviewed 7 July 2018

The Shrine is located in a rural area of Hanceville, Alabama but not too far from the city of Birmingham. Folks can fly to Birmingham and drive to the shrine in less than an hour. The entire place is comprised of several buildings/sites (Church -upper...More

1  Thank Rosa A
Reviewed 28 May 2018

I went when it first was opened to the public and sat in the Church and the Marble and granite features are fantastic. To go the little shrine at the river was great! Seeing the beautiful pastures and buildings. All of the Nuns and Monks...More

1  Thank Randy A
Reviewed 25 May 2018

My wife insisted I see this shrine as she had been some years ago. While passing through Hanceville we made the short drive out into the country to see it. Once you begin to see the white fence you know you are getting close and...More

1  Thank TownsendTraveler
Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

This place is a haven for peace!! Set back from hurry and noise it’s a respite for our souls! The drive in begins your descent from the busy world we live in! Going through the gates, stepping out of your vehicle you can feel “peace”!...More

Thank Catma27
Reviewed 4 April 2018

We enjoyed a lovely morning and midday Mass at the shrine. The grounds are beautiful and offer an opportunity for quiet contemplation. The church is stunning and leaves one feeling the awesome wonder of Our Lord’s merciful love. The gift shop is super and items...More

Thank Susan O
Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

A must see, especially for Christians and especially for Catholics. A beautiful and serene setting to see - plan on spending several hours as you walk around to see all of the sites and areas if interest. The shrine is beautiful with its upper and...More

Thank Monica R
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Tomas C
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Birmingham. About 45 minutes. No shuttle
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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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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