1989 renovation painting the main arch

1989 Renovation

The renovations that took place in 1989 and 1990 brought the theological reflections following Vatican Council II to fruition. The sanctuary was extending into the midsection of the nave and the altar located between the choir stalls and pews. The chapel was painted once again from top to bottom and…

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Renovation in Response to Vatican Council II

Early in the 1970’s plans were underway to renovate the chapel in accord with liturgical changes that came out of the Second Vatican Council. In 1973 the renovation of the chapel sanctuary was completed. A new white marble altar adorned with Gothic arches replaced the large high altar and brought…

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Another Renovation

Following the election of the community’s third prioress, Mother Mary Susan, plans for another chapel renovation began. The gray walls were painted a pale jade green. The vault ribs were painted a pale lavender color. The iron side panels of the baldachino and framework on the side altars were removed….

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First Renovation Begins

In 1938, new hand-carved pews and choir stalls were purchased for the chapel. A new wooden main altar was purchased to replace the much smaller one that had been brought over from Ottilia Hall. An iron baldachino was set up over the new main altar and smaller iron frameworks were…

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Original Interior

Originally the walls were not painted. There was a marble communion rail and tall canopies on the side altars. This photo shows the new choir stalls that were added in 1938.

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