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Ave Maria Oratory

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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European feel

Not sure how you would describe the architecture but the fact that the church is the central part... read more

Reviewed 14 November 2018
bill b
Charleston, South Carolina
Prepare to be moved

We decided to move to this town three years ago, and the Ave Maria Oratory played a role in our... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Steven P
Ave Maria, Florida
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Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

If you want to see a beautiful cathedral style church, this is a tourist attraction for neighboring communities and bus trips. Amazing to see at night so be prepared to snap a few pictures. We never get tired of the view. Although the switch from...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 14 November 2018

Not sure how you would describe the architecture but the fact that the church is the central part of the town gives it a European feel. While churches across America are being turned into 5 star restaurants here is a statement by a developer that...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank bill b
Reviewed 2 October 2018

We decided to move to this town three years ago, and the Ave Maria Oratory played a role in our decision. This church is so beautiful and inspiring, it is well worth the visit.

Date of experience: April 2018
3  Thank Steven P
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

East of Naples, FL. This is a newly planned community, primarily Catholic, featuring a town center of shops, service businesses and restaurants. In the center of the town is a beautiful Catholic church constructed of arching steel beams. It is a must see. This new...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank C7057CJronb
Reviewed 15 July 2018

This is the most spiritual place I have ever been. What a wonderful place to visit and really get the feel of the Lord. The day we went we were fortunate enough to stay for the mass. It was a really nice surprise. After the...More

Date of experience: October 2017
3  Thank 133twylab
Reviewed 2 July 2018

It was such a magnificent place to see and visit - The church was new and beautiful - like this town, itself, and it is growing - The town with the shops and restaurants were very nice - I would recommend this peaceful place, especially...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank heyjudeit
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Ave Maria is a beautiful, beautiful place. The town and the shops and the peaceful atmosphere is so relaxing.

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank Bobbie H
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Joyful mass with a fabulous choir! Amen.....Chrit has risen! Mass was beautiful and the church was decrated beautifully too.

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank deidredegidio
Reviewed 28 March 2018

I just love the Miter hat design on the outside. It's so peaceful inside and lovely. The architecture is amazing. This is a must see.

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank travelqueen1_10
Reviewed 18 March 2018

A beautiful and unusual church built right in the middle of a development with houses, schools, stores, shops, lakes, grocery and a very highly regarded university. The ultra high ceilings in the church seem like kind of a waste of space and don't give very...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Richard F
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29 July 2018|
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Response from deidredegidio | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the church in Ave Maria is open daily. Have a good trip and I hope you enjoy Ave Maria. There are restaurants and shops to enjoy as well. In addition, there is the Ave Maria University campus.
1 April 2018|
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Response from GerryDel1 | Reviewed this property |
Immokolee road. Before you reach North Fort Myers
18 November 2017|
Response from 540joanneb | Reviewed this property |
I would not wear them to a service or mass. We found the dress code to be very conservative. Many ladies wore veils/mantillas.