Tours and Mass
The interior of the chapel is an architectural and artistic treasure. It is Romanesque in style, with Corinthian pillars and windows of Bavarian stained glass. Altars of Italian marble are decorated with gold bronze, onyx pillars, and inlaid mosaics of Venetian glass and mother of pearl. Visitors will receive a guided tour which highlights the unique features of this exquisite chapel.
Our entrance has moved!
FSPA's reception area has relocated! From April 2019 through fall 2020, the first phase of St. Rose Convent and Franciscan Spirituality Center renovation, walk-in tour guests will enter through one of the following entrances:
920 Market Street, the Franciscan Spirituality Center entrance
912 Market Street, for our guests who need elevator access
Two hour parking is available along Market Street.
We will not offer morning tours Friday, April 25 due to a sister celebration!
Regular tour hours: Monday through Saturday 9-10:45 a.m., and 1-3 p.m. We are closed on Sundays and all national holidays.
Tours are offered year-round and we ask that groups of eight or more call ahead for an appointment, 608-784-2288.
*Read our TripAdvisor reviews!
“Three trips along the Great River Road” features, as one of the destinations, St. Rose Convent, “whose centerpiece is the striking Mary of the Angels Chapel.”
"This chapel is well worth a visit--full of history, beautiful architecture, excellent workmanship. It is a La Crosse treasure and will exceed expectations." TripAdvisor reviewer
"Just a note to tell you that my husband and I toured the chapel on Saturday and we were the last tour of the afternoon and so there were just the two of us. Sister Malinda gave us an amazing tour, and we learned so much from her. She is such a joy and I just wanted to let you know how much we appreciated it." - Oct. 2016
Self-guided, outdoor walking tour: Franciscan Neighborhood
FSPA, Viterbo University and Mayo Clinic Health System-Franciscan Healthcare invite you to enjoy an outdoor walking tour of a Franciscan neighborhood. Request your brochure! Or, follow the abbreviated tour provided by Footsteps of La Crosse.
Guests joining us for Sunday Mass are welcome to use the 901 Franciscan Way entrance to Mary of the Angels Chapel.
Sunday Mass, 9 a.m.
Daily Mass, Monday - Friday, 11:15 a.m.
Daily Mass time is subject to change. Please call 608-782-5610 to confirm. There is no Saturday Mass offering.
The Mary of the Angels and Perpetual Adoration Chapels at St. Rose Convent are symbolically rich, their details serving as tangible expressions of the mystery and beauty of the Christian faith.
Name of Chapel
Mary of the Angels Chapel in La Crosse was named after a tiny church built in early times in the marshlands below the town of Assisi, Italy. Abandoned and in disrepair, the church, St. Mary of the Portiuncula, was given to Francis of Assisi by the Benedictines to use as a place of prayer and as headquarters for himself and his followers.