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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  • August 2, 2017
    ...or sit just outside in their wonderful garden. This is a neat piece of history on the Marquette campus. Worth a stop and a moment of quiet reflection.  more »
  • July 10, 2017
    A lovely little chapel, very small, and difficult to visit and really look at when someone is in there meditating. Rather dark...pretty stained glass window at altar end. The garden surround was lovel...  more »
  • July 7, 2017
    Built in the 1400s, this little chapel was transported from France to the Marquette U campus and reconstructed. The most intriguing part is a little nook inside the chapel, where the bottom stone is s...  more »
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  • January 12, 2017
    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.
  • March 14, 2017
    This is a historic place and a must see.
  • June 24, 2017
    Historic!
  • March 9, 2017
    It reeks of the light side.
  • November 12, 2015
    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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