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“Very glad I was able to see the inside”

Old St. Mary's Church
Ranked #28 of 140 things to do in Detroit
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Ottawa, Canada
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42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Very glad I was able to see the inside”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

Went here prior to a Lions game. Only a few minutes from Ford Field and right in Greektown. It is a very beautiful church.

Visited October 2016
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Oakville, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Beautiful!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

I decided to stop by here after walking around Downtown Detroit as it was in the top 30 things to do in Detroit on TripAdvisor. And it was great! The church was BEAUTIFUL! I was surprised to see how beautiful the interior was with its high ceiling, organ pipes, plaques and mini rooms dedicated for prayer! I have just been recently to Russia and I can say that this church can compete with those in Russia! I am glad to have stopped here! A must if you are visiting Detroit!

Visited October 2016
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Detroit, Michigan
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22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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“A place to encounter God”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

When you arrive at St. Mary's, the first thing you notice is the architecture. Once inside, the grottos on each side of the entrances stand out: To the left is the grotto depicting Christ's agony in the garden of Gethsemane, on the right are the Baptismal Grotto, depicting Christ's baptism in the Jordan River, and the Lourdes grotto, depicting the Marian apparition at Lourdes, France. The main altar is flanked by the St. Anthony altar on the left and the Sacred Heart altar on the right. Mass is offered at 12:15PM Monday-Saturday, with Vigil Mass (Sunday readings) at 5:30 PM Saturday, and three Masses on Sunday: 8:30 AM, 10:00 AM (Latin Mass) and 12 Noon. If you are here for Mass, for a wedding or just to say a prayer, your faith will be enriched.

Visited October 2016
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“A treasure in Detroit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

We loved visiting this beautiful old church and learning about their active congregation. We called ahead for a tour and learned so much from their historian. It was a very moving experience for all of us.

Visited September 2016
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Wauwatosa
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“See a great old church”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Went into the church after mass on Sunday... it is beautiful and there is so much to see. the stained glass windows are amazing.

Visited September 2016
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