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Devotional Areas

Devotional Areas

Devotional prayer has a long-standing history in Catholicism. Three new devotional spaces have been set aside on the north side of the chapel. Here, members of the community can pray privately or in small groups in an intimate environment. Devotional candles may be lit for special intentions.

Mary — Mother of Enduring Love

The eastern area is dedicated to Mary. Janet McKenzie, of Island Pond, Vermont, has created an oil-on-canvas painting for this space. Her painting conveys Mary’s timeless presence as one who lives among those who seek her guidance and consolation. Such truth takes its inspiration from Mary’s Magnificat (Luke 1:46-55) and Our Lady of Guadalupe and testifies to the great beauty that has been given to the Christian community from people of different times and places who have embraced the joy of the Gospel.

Marianist Mission

The central devotional area is dedicated to telling the story of our Marianist founders and the mission of the Marianist family in art. Bro. Martin Erspamer, O.S.B., of St. Meinrad Archabbey, Indiana, has designed this piece as a panel painting on wood to teach and inspire our community to carry on the charism of our Marianist founders through the way we live our daily lives.

Risen Christ

The western devotional area is dedicated to Jesus. John Nava, of Ojai, California, developed this original tapestry of the risen Christ. The glowing Christ figure’s gesture expresses openness and offers an embrace to those praying in the chapel. In addition to inviting the community to meet Jesus through his resurrection, this space also will be used as a rotating devotional space. For example, it will be a place to prayerfully remember a current student, faculty or staff member who has passed away, to place the Book of the Dead in the month of November, or to exhibit seasonal artwork like the Christmas crèche.


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