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Ste. Anne de Detroit Church, Detroit

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Ste. Anne de Détroit (Sainte-Anne-de-Détroit), founded July 26, 1701, is the second oldest continuously operating Roman Catholic parish in the United States, established when the area was part of the French colony. The current Gothic Revival cathedral styled church, built in 1886, is located at 1000 Ste. Anne Street in Detroit, Michigan, in the Richard-Hubbard neighborhood, near the Ambassador Bridge, and the Michigan Central Station. Historically, the parish community has occupied eight different buildings. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976. The main entry to the Church faces a grand tree-lined, brick paved plaza. The present parish is largely Hispanic in population.HistorySte. Anne's church was the first building constructed in Fort Pontchartrain du Détroit, which later developed as the city of Detroit. Cadillac and a party of French colonists arrived at the bank of the Detroit River on July 24, 1701. They began construction of a church on July 26, 1701, the feast day of Saint Anne (sainte Anne). The parish was founded and named by the settlers in honor of the patron of France, Saint Anne, mother of Mary and grandmother of Jesus. Nicholas Constantine del Halle, a Franciscan, and François Vaillant, a Jesuit, were the two priests who accompanied the group. Vaillant returned east to Quebec in the fall. To visit Ste. Anne de Detroit Church and get the most from your holiday in Detroit, create itinerary details personal to you using our Detroit itinerary maker site.
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  • Founded in 1701, Ste Anne's is one of the oldest Catholic parishes in the country. This 1886 building is their 8th church. It's a beautiful Gothic Revival building to admire from outside; enjoy the.....  more
    Founded in 1701, Ste Anne's is one of the oldest Catholic parishes in the country. This 1886 building is their 8th church. It's a beautiful Gothic Revival building to admire from outside; enjoy the.....  more »
  • Built in the late 1800's, Ste. Anne de Detroit Catholic Church is reminiscent of the magnificent old churches in Europe. Tall arches, stunningly beautiful stained glass windows, a wondrous pipe... 
    Built in the late 1800's, Ste. Anne de Detroit Catholic Church is reminiscent of the magnificent old churches in Europe. Tall arches, stunningly beautiful stained glass windows, a wondrous pipe...  more »
  • Wonderful neighborhood church. Stained glass windows, wooden pews, tile floors are beautiful. I would recommend going here during a church service, and taking in the beauty of this landmark and... 
    Wonderful neighborhood church. Stained glass windows, wooden pews, tile floors are beautiful. I would recommend going here during a church service, and taking in the beauty of this landmark and...  more »
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  • Beautiful! Beautiful! The history this church holds is phenomenal. There is a tomb of an ancient priest who was founder of Michigan ave the road that leads from Detroit to Chicago right inside the chapel. There great music and Monsignor Chuck and Father Ryan are amazing!
  • St Anne's Bicilla is incredible & beautiful church. Beautiful candlelight concert of the classics featuring Tchaikovsky. Fabulous string quartet, sound was very good!
  • Absolutely beautiful 300+ year old gothic style church, I think everything might have been hand carved. Stunning
  • I love this place. My family and II've been going here for5 Generations. It always feels right. 💖
  • Beautiful old church with grand vaulted ceilings. I visited to see a candlelit concert and had a very nice time. Very limited bathrooms for the capacity of the venue, but otherwise a wonderful experience.

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