Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Hanceville

4.8
Must see · Religious Site · Tourist Spot
The Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament of Our Lady of the Angels Monastery, informally known as OLAM Shrine, is a prominent Roman Catholic Latin Rite shrine located in Hanceville, Alabama, United States within the Diocese of Birmingham. Adjacent is the cloistered Monastery of the Poor Clare Nuns of Perpetual Adoration, situated on a 400-acre (160 ha) site and a religious center affiliated with the Eternal Word Television Network.

The Shrine is notable for its gilt interior, solemn atmosphere, and 7.5-foot (2.3 m) monstrance. The Shrine is named in honor of the Most Blessed Sacrament, while the building surroundings are dedicated to the Divino Niño, a title of the Child Jesus found prominently displayed all over the area. Its foundress, Mother Mary Angelica of the Annunciation, resided at the cloistered monastery with her nuns until her death in 2016.
Make Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament a centerpiece of your Hanceville vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Hanceville road trip tool.
Source
Create an itinerary including Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 5.0
139 reviews
Google
4.9
TripAdvisor
  • Beautiful church and land in the middle of rural Alabama . The church is magnificent and the gift shop is lovely as well . it is well worth combining this Shrine along with the nearby AVE MARIA...  more »
  • Very historic and educational. My friends love this place. This is my second trip here and always enjoy the calm, peace and beautiful church  more »
Google
  • It's quite beautiful! We tried to go in to the crypt but the door was closed and there were some people chanting like a cult in there. So we booked it out! Overall amazing place!
  • Nice church. Very peaceful atmosphere. Can be too hot in the day so you might want to visit in the later afternoons.

Plan your trip to Hanceville

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Hanceville

4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Hanceville

4.0
Duration: 2 hours
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
4.3
Duration: 2 hours

Plans to Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament by other users

24 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 60 days in Birmingham BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, popular sights Preferences: August Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 14 days in Huntsville BY A USER FROM SWEDEN September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 8 days in Birmingham BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, kids, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: October, kids, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 7 days in Irondale BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular sights Preferences: October Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 6 days in Birmingham BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium
See more plans