Our lady of the angels

Hanceville, Ala.

Our Lady of the Angels Monastery was inspired when a statue of the child Jesus in the Sanctuary of The Divine Infant Jesus, in Bogota, Columbia, spoke to Mother Mary Angelica. The statue of Jesus said, “Build me a temple, and I will help those who help you.” The statue had been installed in the early 1900s, and a history of miraculous occurrences was associated with it.

Mother Angelica, who became the founder and the abbess of the Monastery, is a Poor Clare Nun of Perpetual Adoration – a contemplative religious order unique to the Catholic Church. The Monastery’s building costs were paid by five anonymous donor families, whose wish was to build something “beautiful for the Lord.”

Architect: Arch & FPCM, Inc.
Contractor: Masonry Arts
Cubic Feet: 3,386
Stone: Buff
Completed: 1998