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Ave Maria Oratory

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A beautiful church and an amazing find in the middle of the Everglades

An astonishing find in the middle of the Everglades, Ave Maria Catholic Church was inspired by the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ian C
London, United Kingdom

Beautiful Catholic Church in the center of town, one of a kind. Building design and stations of the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kansas City, Missouri
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An astonishing find in the middle of the Everglades, Ave Maria Catholic Church was inspired by the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright and, despite its Gothic inspiration, was only dedicated in 2008. Originally built for the Ave Maria University, it is now the parish church...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful Catholic Church in the center of town, one of a kind. Building design and stations of the Cross are unique well worth an 1 hour visit.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank OleD1111
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful cathedral built in 2006 by the CEO of Dominick’s Pizza. There is a community starting to be build in the area as well. The church was very impressive and we enjoyed the visit and will return again.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 672donaldm
Reviewed 11 February 2019

After dinner one night, I went over to the Oratory and joined a group of men doing a holy hour. The architecture is a mix of 'good modern' and classic design elements. Take some time to pray along the alter rail where you can see...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Bob_Adventure_2000
Reviewed 23 January 2019 via mobile

It was primarily a promotional tour of the development but it was free and enjoyable. The trolley driver was well versed but did not allow questions. The packet of additional information and coupons was helpful. Enjoyed the tour of the model homes which we were...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sue W
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 16 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
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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 joann6527 | 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.