Mater Admirabilis Chapel

To welcome the Virgin Mary into the convent was the wish of the young “novice” Pauline Perdreau. In the middle of the 19th century, she painted the “Mater Admirabilis” mural, in one of the corridors of the convent where the sisters of the Sacred Heart lived at that time.

Pope Pius IX, on visiting the convent recognised this fresco and gave the authorisation to change the corridor into a chapel. Since then, many people come to pray with Mater Admirabilis, and we have seen many graces given to the pilgrims through their prayers here.


To access this chapel, you have to go through the convent’s porter’s entrance. It is open to the public Monday to Friday from 9 am to 7 pm and during the week-end from 10 am to 4 pm.