Wisconsin is a wonderful place to explore during the summer months with its lush rolling hills, valleys, forests and farmland. It’s also home to many Catholic shrines, sites and destinations. Some are internationally known, while others are small, quaint places cherished by the locals. As we did in fall 2011, the Catholic newspapers in the five dioceses in the state, (Superior, La Crosse, Madison, Green Bay and Milwaukee), have collaborated on this Catholic roadtrip across Wisconsin, highlighting some of the special, inspirational Catholic sites our state has to offer. We invite you to take a Catholic roadtrip this summer to visit some of these uniquely Catholic treasures in our state.continue at Milwaukee Catholic Herald
1. St. Joan of Arc Chapel
Marquette University Campus
1250 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, Milwaukee County
The St. Joan of Arc Chapel, in use during the 15th century in France, is a hidden gem located just south of Raynor Memorial Library on the Marquette University campus since 1966. It was gifted to Marquette in 1964, dismantled and sent to the campus for the university to reconstruct.
Featuring a heated floor, the chapel is a vibrant part of the spiritual lives of students, faculty and staff. According to legend, elevated behind the altar is the stone that St. Joan of Arc prayed on and kissed before a statue of the Virgin Mary. The stone remains a few degrees colder than surrounding stones. Free tours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday, noon to 4 p.m. Sundays; large bus groups call (414) 288-6873. Attend Mass at 7 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 4. For information visit www.marquette.edu/chapel.