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 Seyssuel, 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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  • This historic building was brought over stone by stone from France and reassembled here. I love the simple reverence that just stepping inside inspires in me.  more »
  • I was astonished to learn that this building was transported from France stone by stone and reconstructed on campus. They offer mass at noon.  more »
  • Classes were not in session, so we were surprised to find the chapel open with an enthusiastic docent present, ready and able to inform us of the history of this lovely chapel. If she'd not been there...  more »
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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 1420 was bought by philanthropists and moved to Marquette's campus in the 1960"s . This is a historic structure and if you are nearby I recommend a stop to see this very historic chapel and the beautiful campus of Marquette.
  • A true treasure in Milwaukee.
  • 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.
  • 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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