St. Joan of Arc Chapel, Milwaukee

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St. Joan of Arc Chapel is a Roman Catholic chapel today located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, on the campus of Marquette University, in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. It was dedicated to Joan of Arc on May 26, 1966, after it had been moved from its previous location on Long Island, New York. It was originally built in the Rhône River Valley in France.HistoryIn FranceOriginally named Chapelle de St. Martin de Sayssuel, the chapel was built over several generations in the French village Chasse-sur-Rhône, south of Lyon. Estimates are that it was built around the 15th century. The building was abandoned after the French Revolution and fell into ruin. After World War I, the young architect Jacques Couëlle rediscovered the chapel and negotiated a transfer to the Brookville, New York home of Gertrude Hill Gavin, the daughter of James J. Hill, best known as the founder of the Great Northern Railway. Couëlle went so far as to refer to the chapel as "ce monument absolument unique en son genre" (the most absolutely unique monument of its kind).
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  • Joan of Arc Chapel sits at the heart of Marquette's campus. A Beautiful setting on a slight hill top with ornate flowers as you approach the entrance of the chapel. The chapel originally erected in 14...  more »
  • This is a lovely little chapel on the grounds of Marquette University. On Sundays they hold a mass that a number of students attend. It is definitely worth a visit; very peaceful.  more »
  • Lovely setting on Marquette University's campus. Very interesting and beautiful architecture. There is usually a docent on site to answer any questions.  more »
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  • The St. Joan of Arc Chapel, originally built in France in the 13th century and shipped to Milwaukee in the 1960, is a completely unique, gorgeous worship space. Regularly filled with prayer and song, the Chapel is the heart of the Catholic community at Marquette.
  • This is a historic place and a must see.
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  • It reeks of the light side.
  • An absolutely gorgeous place to pray, seeped in history and Jesuit tradition. Tuesday Night Mass is a must for any of the faithful, both at Marquette and beyond!

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