Blog Posts from January, 2019

The Renovation of the Chapel is Complete

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With the renovation of St. Bonaventure Chapel complete, people are gathering once more for Mass and the Blessing of the Sick. The renovation was historically inspired with the hope of capturing various elements of the worship space from the time that Blessed Solanus prayed in the chapel.

The ceiling displays a gentle blue hue with wooden beams augmenting the Gothic styled arches. At various points, flecks of gold are added to pillars and patterns along the choir loft’s balcony.

The ornate wooden main altar is once again the home of the Blessed Sacrament. The altar, which is well over a hundred years old, was lifted and a new sanctuary floor constructed to feature the ambo, the presider’s chair and the altar table used for consecration.