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Address: 1001 14th St. NW, Rochester, MN
Phone Number: 507-280-2180

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Assisi Heights

It is such a treat having Assisi Heights here in Rochester, MN. The place is so quiet and a wonderful place to get away from any problems to reflect on what is happening. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Rochester, Minnesota
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

It is such a treat having Assisi Heights here in Rochester, MN. The place is so quiet and a wonderful place to get away from any problems to reflect on what is happening. The chapel is so wonderful, like being in Italy. You definitely should take a tour, If you are lucky to be there when the nuns are doing... More 

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Austin, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

NOT open to the public, except for planned tours. If you have a chance to do a retreat here, you will be blessed. The Sisters are devout and practical, and offer prayers for your stay to be spiritually fulfilling, even though they don't know you. The grounds are for the Sisters, it is not open to the public unless you... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

By some stroke of luck we happened upon the 4 day Calendimaggio Festival in Assisi. The town transformed into a Medieval village. Locals were dressed in traditional medieval costumes and participated in many traditional contests, games etc. It was busy but not too packed with tourists. Assisi is a spectacular town even when nothing is going on, but if you... More 

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Yankton, South Dakota
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Have someone in the hospital, for got it was Sunday, Was looking for something to do, thought taking a tour would help us kill some time and release some stress besides learning something. They don't do tours on Sundays because its the sisters home. We understand that just didn't realize it was Sunday. YOU DIDN'T HAVE TO BE SO RUDE

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Newton, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

When there, take time out to see this beautiful building and establishment. Franciscans sisters responsible in 1800's after tornado to encourage Mayo Brothers to help build St. Mary's Hospital. Has a gift shop. One Franciscan makes own honey and sells there. Gives tours only on Monday's and Saturdays.

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Rochester, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

The Catholic Nuns lived here and collaborated with Dr. William Plummer to start St.Mary's Hospital. Wonderful chapel with fabulous acoustics for concerts.

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Minneapolis, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We attended 2 weeks of meetings here. Food was lovely, and the rooms were bright and airy. Nice that they were all on one level too. Would highly recommend.

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Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I participated in two days of workshops at Assisi Heights. This is a Franciscan Sisters mother house. It is very big and sits on top of the highest hill in Rochester with great views all around. They have one floor set up with meeting rooms. Nice electronics, LCD projector and computer to drive it. Motorized screens and white boards. Comfortable... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

if it was not for the assisi heights and the sisters, after the huge tornadoe outbreak in the late 1800's the Mayo Dr's needed people to assist them and buiold a hospital, but would not have help, the Sisters had the land where St. mary's is now they gave up some land to build and work with the Mayo Dr's.... More 

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Atlantic, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Don't miss the Assisi Heights Convent. The stone buildings are located on a prominent hill overlooking Rochester. This is a beautiful, peaceful place with spectacular architecture. The entrance is an ornate lobby with slate floor, 60 foot tall Italian marble columns, and hand-blown stained glass windows from Germany. The very large granite columns are all identical in shape but of... More 

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Address: Address: 1001 14th St. NW, Rochester, MN
Phone Number: 507-280-2180
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Rochester

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