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Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Hanceville

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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.
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  • Absolutely I would come again! What a beautiful peaceful feeling and also most of all a Holy feeeling you receive when you come! We loved 
    Absolutely I would come again! What a beautiful peaceful feeling and also most of all a Holy feeeling you receive when you come! We loved  more »
  • I had no idea that this shrine would be so beautiful! I had wanted to travel there for several years and finally did it. We drove up from Florida. The Shrine is on 400 acres of land. The church... 
    I had no idea that this shrine would be so beautiful! I had wanted to travel there for several years and finally did it. We drove up from Florida. The Shrine is on 400 acres of land. The church...  more »
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  • It's a beautiful place with a very holy atmosphere. It's quiet, and so peaceful. The Monstrance they have is huge and so beautiful! It's a beautiful little cathedral/shrine. They also have an exhibit downstairs of the Shroud of Turin and it's breathtaking. Definitely recommend. Their giftshop castle thing is also really cool with a great selection of Catholic gifts.
  • Even on a cold, windy day, the grounds were beautiful and peaceful. The shrine is overwhelmingly beautiful. Yes, the shrine is open every day but gift shop and John Paul II Eurcharistic center are CLOSED MONDAY. Allow plenty of time to enjoy. You won't be sorry.

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