St. Joseph Chapel

St. Joseph Chapel

Under the leadership of Mother Alfons Schmid, cofoundress of the School Sisters of St. Francis, the community’s mission took tangible form with the completion of magnificent St. Joseph Chapel in 1917. This Milwaukee landmark is dedicated to the permanent service of God, and has nourished the lives of thousands of religious women who have prayed here daily for over 100 years.

St. Joseph Chapel Mass Times

As a precaution against the spread of COVID-19, no public Masses are being celebrated in St. Joseph Chapel at this time. We look forward to being able to celebrate with all sisters, family, and friends again as soon as it is safe to do so.

St. Francis depicted in stained glass windowArt & Architecture

Mother Alfons was a woman who understood the relationship between aesthetics and God, and for whom music and art were an integral expression of spiritual life. St. Joseph Chapel—a symbol of the faith and hope that brought it into existence—continues as an instrument of Gospel teaching as its doors are always open to the wider community.

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Chapel Tours

As a precaution against the spread of COVID-19, we are not offering tours of St. Joseph Chapel at this time. You may view a brief video tour of the chapel on our YouTube channel.


Chapel History

Chapel History

The community’s mission took tangible form with the completion of magnificent St. Joseph Chapel in 1917.

Brother Sun and Sister Moon

Reflections

Meditations inspired by the stained glass of St. Joseph Chapel.

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