Tours and Mass

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.

COVID-19 Response

St. Rose Convent recommends that all guests wear a mask while indoors, regardless of vaccination status. If you are feeling unwell or have been exposed to COVID-19, please postpone your visit. In the event we need to pause tours and Mass, we will update this page.

Chapel Tours

Entrance is 701 Franciscan Way (look for the Main Entrance signage). Your GPS might point you to an alternate entrance, but we ask all tour guests to use the 701 Franciscan Way entrance, which includes elevator access. 

Tours by appointment only January, February and March:
To schedule an appointment, email 

Tour Video tours available: Unable to join us in-person? Watch Mary of the Angels Chapel tour videos here!

Regular schedule resumes April 14 through December 2023: 
Fridays: 9-10:30 a.m. and 1-2:45 p.m. (starts Friday, April 14)
Saturdays: 9-10:45 a.m. and 1-2:45 p.m.
*Tours are not offered on federal holidays.
We ask that groups of eight or more contact us ahead of time to make an appointment. Email: 

Self-guided, walking tour: 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 here! Or, follow the abbreviated tour provided by Footsteps of La Crosse.

Daily Mass & Adoration

Guests joining us for Sunday Mass are welcome to use the 901 Franciscan Way entrance to Mary of the Angels Chapel. For our guests who require an elevator, please use our newly renovated 701 Franciscan Way entrance.

Guests joining us for time in the Adoration Chapel are welcome between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily. Please use our 701 Franciscan Way entrance where you'll be greeted by our receptionist who will assist your visit.

Mass Times
Sunday Mass, 10 a.m. 
Daily Mass, Monday - Friday, 11 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.

Chapel exteriorMary of the Angels Chapel

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"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. We were the last tour of the afternoon 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."

Chapel name: 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.

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