St. Rose of Viterbo Convent

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Maria Angelorum Chapel
StRoseChapelInteriorLaCrosseWisconsin.jpg
Interior of Maria Angelorum Chapel
St. Rose of Viterbo Convent is located in Wisconsin
St. Rose of Viterbo Convent
Location 901 Franciscan Way, La Crosse, Wisconsin
Coordinates 43°48′14″N 91°14′37″W / 43.80389°N 91.24361°W / 43.80389; -91.24361Coordinates: 43°48′14″N 91°14′37″W / 43.80389°N 91.24361°W / 43.80389; -91.24361
Area less than one acre
Built 1906
Architectural style Romanesque
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 06000204[1]
Added to NRHP March 29, 2006
Altar featuring Tadeusz Żukotyński painting
Exterior

St. Rose of Viterbo Convent is the mother house of the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration in La Crosse, Wisconsin, in the Diocese of La Crosse.[2] The convent was dedicated to Rose of Viterbo. The Franciscan Sisters moved into the convent in 1871.[3] In 1906, the Maria Angelorum Chapel, designed by Eugene R. Liebert, was consecrated.[4] Thaddeus von Zukotynski was the artist for the oil-on-canvas painting located immediately above the altar in Mary of the Angels Chapel. This work shows St. Francis of Assisi, founder of the Franciscan Order, at prayer in the Little Chapel of Portiuncula, surrounded by visions of Jesus, Mary and angelic hosts. Since August 1, 1878, two Franciscan sisters pray without interruption for the world, the church, people, and the community.

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  • Zimmerman, H. Russell, The architecture of Eugene Liebert: Teutonic style in the American midwest, 2006.

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