Churches: Our Mother of Good Counsel Votive Chapel, Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe

La Crosse, WI

Perched on the hillside above the Pilgrim Center, the Votive chapel reflects the blend of Romanesque and Spanish styles. The exterior of the Chapel is constructed of local stone set in a random ashlar pattern with cut limestone trim. Inside this small jewel-like building is a hand crafted bronze pyramidal votive rack which contains 576 votive candles that illuminate the exquisite stained glass windows giving the entire building an ethereal glow inside and from without. Visitors have an opportunity to light a candle as a memorial for their special intentions. The beautifully detailed windows honoring Our Blessed Mother depict seven apparitions of Our Lady.