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.

Mary of the Angels Chapel 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.

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. 

Tour Schedule
April  - December

From April to December, we offer tours on Fridays and Saturdays.
Fridays: 9-10:30 a.m. and 1-2:45 p.m. 
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:
From January to March, tours are by appointment only.

January - March
From January to March, tours are by appointment only. Email:

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

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. Follow the tour provided by Footsteps of La Crosse.

Mass & Adoration Visitors

Guests joining us for 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 701 Franciscan Way entrance.

Visitors 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 and our receptionist will assist you.

Mass Times: Mary of the Angels Chapel
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.

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