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Sisters of St Francis mother house and spiritual center

Very pretty architecture of church and motherhouse and spiritual center. We stopped to look around... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Pippadude
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Pekin, Illinois
Special tour given by Sister Alice

We had some extra time on Holy Thursday. While at our hotel Fairfield Inn & Suites, Jeff at the... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2018
Thomas2773
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Rockford, Illinois
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very pretty architecture of church and motherhouse and spiritual center. We stopped to look around and visit the small gift shop where the Sisters sell honey from their aviary, along with various other homemade articles, etc.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Pippadude
Reviewed 4 May 2018

Assisi Heights advertises in all the local visitor's guides. They especially tout their honey. We decided to go purchase a jar as a "thank you" to the person who took care of our cat while we were gone. We arrived at Assisi Heights at 2pm...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

We had some extra time on Holy Thursday. While at our hotel Fairfield Inn & Suites, Jeff at the front desk suggested a tour. He made all the arrangements. WOW, what a special treat. So so beautiful inside and out. Lots of powerful knowledge was...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Thomas2773
Reviewed 1 February 2018

We called ahead for a tour. The sister that was our guide was wonderful. She was very knowledgeable about the history, present-day activities, the art, the furnishings, etc. We were very appreciative.

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Cslaught
Reviewed 4 December 2017

Exceptional place with priceless vibes. Beautiful building, antics, you can feel safe in there. Thanks

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank DillDeal
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

I was at a retreat at Assisi Heights. always very welcoming and very beautiful. it rained this weekend so I wasn't able to stroll the grounds but in the past it has been very uplifting.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank John S
Reviewed 31 August 2017

We saw deer, turkeys and beautifully kept grounds. Grab a sack lunch and sit on the grounds over looking the city. Buildings and church are marvelous.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank John C
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

I believe this is the highest point in Rochester if I'm not mistaken. None the less, it's beautiful from up on the grounds. We did not take the tour. We just stopped to take in the breathtaking view.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank tammil717
Reviewed 20 August 2017

The tour was well done with lots of information, culminating in a visit to the cathedral. Something funny: I noticed that the confessionals were stuffed with boxes and things; they are being used as storage. Too bad because we wanted to play/pretend that we were...More

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank gjek44
Reviewed 11 July 2017

This is a convent, so it is a private residence. They have certain days one can visit, so check their website before. The visit includes the monastery, church and the grounds. Just the grounds are gorgeous gardens and serene spots. Wonderful place to take pictures,...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Carolina G
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welterfamily
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Response from Lou P | Reviewed this property |
The website says that you are supposed to book a free tour to see the "full tour". We apparently went on a Walk-in Wednesday, but it was supposed to end at 4pm. One of the sisters was kind enough to give us the "short... More
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