Monday, August 3, 2009

St. Anne's Chapel

Tomorrow I'm going to visit St. Anne's Chapel in Lawton, MI. We are leaving tonight to go camping and the chapel is only ten minutes away. So after daily Mass tomorrow we're hoping to go visit the church.

The church is used by the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius. St. Anne’s Chapel is a quiet retreat location for the members of the Canons Regular. In 2001, the Dietz family donated to the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius 96 acres of farmland in Lawton, which will be the site of a future retreat center. Because the parents of the Dietz family were named Anne and Thaddeus, the new chapel was dedicated to St. Anne and a statue of each of their patron saints has been enshrined in the chapel.

The St. Anne Chapel, crafted in the mountains of southern Poland in 2003, and reassembled on the Lawton property, features the traditional style of architecture that has been employed in that region since the Middle Ages.

(Info. From SJC)