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A Guide to the
Stained Glass Windows of
Alumni Memorial Chapel
Born in Italy and brought to the United States at the age of 11, Nicola D’Ascenzo was originally
apprenticed to a stonecutter and to a woodworker, but he acquired his formal training in
painting in the evenings at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Pennsylvania
Museum and School of Industrial Arts (now part of Philadelphia’s University of the Arts) and
ile New Yoil Sclool of Design, alilougl le did ieiuin io Iialy biießy io siudy ai ile Scuola
Libera in Rome. D’Ascenzo was talented in a wide range of artistic endeavors, including easel
painting as well as those pursuits which we associate with the studio: stained glass, mosaics,
and mural painting. In an interview published in 1936 in the magazine Pennsylvania Arts and
Sciences, D’Ascenzo boasted that he was earning a fair livelihood before the age of 21 as an interior
decorator; the decorations in the chancel of the church of the Philadelphia Graphic Sketch Club
(now the Fleisher Art Memorial at 7th and Catharine Sts. in Philadelphia) were executed by him
at only was 17 years old. In 1896, D’Ascenzo opened his studio in Ludlow Street in Philadelphia,
and by the 1920s he had moved the studio to 1604 Summer Street in Philadelphia.
Duiing ile eaily days befoie ile Siudio aclieved iis gieai successes, D'Ascenzo made ile fisi
iougl sleicl foi ile design, bui laiei ile woil was a collaboiaiive eßoii lilened by D'Ascenzo
to “an orchestra composed of a group of artists but directed by an individual. It is in the ancient
guild spirit where men worked for the love of the thing they created.” It is not surprising that we
fnd an eclo leie in D'Ascenzo's woids of Ioln Ruslin and ile belief ilai ile medieval woilei
dißeied fiom Ruslin's coniempoiaiies in ilai le found ioy in lis laboi.
Written by Sandra L. Tatman
About the Artist ‐ Nicola D’Ascenzo
Si. Ignaiius Loyola, S.I. - Confessoi (i(oi-i==6)
Si. Ignaiius of Loyola, foundei of ile Socieiy of Iesus, was boin in
the little town of Azpeitia, in the Basque province of Guipuzcoa
in 1491. An overly vain soldier, he was wounded in battle and
had his whole lifestyle changed. While recovering from his
battle wounds, his whole life was changed and the pull of divine
grace revealed itself in the examples of the lives of the Saints. He
resolved on two things: he would do penance for the past, and
transfer for the future his allegiance to Christ, the King.
Ignatius left two great inheritances, an idea and a book: the all‐
consuming idea, “the greater glory of God,” and the book, “The
Spiiiiual Exeicises." Wiil ilese, le and lis fisi companions sei
out to bring people back to God. The crippled soldier from the
baiilefeld iiansfoimed inio a mysiic and an aposile. In i==6,
wiil ile Socieiy fimly esiablisled, ile weaiy Supeiioi Geneial
was ready to return home.
Ignatius of Loyola was canonized in 1622.
Si. Fiancis Xaviei - Missionaiy (i(oi-i==:)
Francis Xavier, a young nobleman from Navarre, met St.
Ignatius Loyola in Paris. At the time, it would have seemed
inconceivable to Francis that he would serve and die in the
Tlougl admiiably fiied foi woil among ile culiuied and
Catholic people of Europe, his full stature was reached only
when the boundless worlds of the East were given him as a
feld of laboi. Only ileie lis iiemendous eneigy, lis feiy
zeal, and his gifts for organization and leadership found
tasks adequate for the scope of their power. Xavier was
made foi ile Oiieni, and ile Oiieni foi Xaviei. He died oß
the coast of China at 46 years old.
Francis Xavier was canonized in 1622.
Si. Peiei Clavei - Confessoi (i=Si-i6=()
Peter Claver, the “slave of slaves forever,” learned the science of the
sainis fiom ile loly Iesuii Bioilei, Si. Alplonsus Rodiiguez. Ii
was St. Alphonsus who advised Peter Claver to go to the missions
of South America.
For forty years, Father Claver worked with the slaves at the port
of Cartegena, Columbia on the Caribbean Sea. He met each ship,
bathed, fed and nursed the sick; buried the dead with his own
hands, and consoled the unhappy and bewildered people torn
from their homes. He also taught many about the Christ who had
redeemed them and baptized over 300,000. He loved each of the
slaves as if they were his children, bringing them the radiance of
Peter Claver was canonized in 1888.
Si. Alplonsus Rodiiguez - Confessoi (i=¸:-i6i¬)
Alphonsus Rodriguez was born in Segovia, Spain in
i=¸i. Ai ile age of fouiieen, le iool ovei lis failei's
business. He later married and was the father of three children.
However, Rodriguez was crushed his wife and two of his children
died. Shorty after their deaths, his business began to fail, and the
last of his three children died. Following the death of his third
child, after dealing with years of fears and anxieties, he decided
io become a Iesuii Lay Bioilei. Afiei enieiing ile Noviiiaie ai
Valencia in i=¬i, le was soon iiansfeiied io a combinaiion college
and Iesuii seminaiy in Maioica.
Alphonsus Rodriguez became increasingly humble and pliable in
God’s hands. Illumined by his own spiritual struggles he thrived
as a sage guide for others. He was Porter of the college. In the
ring of the bell, he heard the voice of Christ calling, and as he
hurried to the door he kept saying: “I’m coming Lord.” Seeing
God’s will in everything his superiors asked of him, he obeyed
with child‐like simplicity and devotion.
Alphonsus Rodriguez was canonized in 1887.
Christ’s Vicar on Earth
Left window ‐ “...the one and only Church has one body, one head: name, Christ and his Vicar Peter, and
ile successoi of Peiei; foi ile Loid said io Peiei limself, 'Feed my sleep' (In :i:i¬) My, says Cliisi and ilis
universally, not singling out ‘these’ or ‘those.’ By this expression it is clearly understood that He entrusted to
him all without exception.” (Unam Sanctam)
Defenders of Doctrine
Second lefi window - "Tlen, if ii pleases ile Loid Almigliy, le will be flled wiil ile spiiii of undeisianding;
he will pour forth his words of wisdom as showers, and in prayer give thanks to the Lord, who will direct
his knowledge and counsel, as he meditates upon His mysteries. He will show the wisdom of what he has
learned, and glory in the Law of the Lord’s covenant. Many will praise his understanding; his fame can
nevei be eßaced. Unfading will be lis memoiy, iliougl all geneiaiions lis name will live; people will speal
of his wisdom and in the assembly sing his praises.” (Sirach 39:7‐14)
Second right window ‐ “When that day comes, you will learn for yourselves that I am in my Father, and you
are in me, and I am in you. The man who loves me is the man who keeps the commandments he has from
me; and he who loves me will win my Father’s love, and I too will love him, and will reveal myself to him.”
(In i(::o, :i)
Missionaries of Christ
Right window ‐ “The Father predestined the Son to be born in the Flesh, to redeem all through His Death,
to make men sons of God, and to sanctify them not only individually but also as a people, an elect race, a
royal priesthood, a holy nation under one head...The Church is sent to all men. She cannot rest until all are
One Body in her...The Church cannot cease to seek to bring all to the Body of Christ. Thus, in all charity, the
Church opens her heart to all men and to the whole world.” (From schema of Vatican Council II)
Life of the Church
Si. Robeii Bellaimine - Confessoi, Docioi of ile Cluicl (i=(:-i6:i)
Robert Bellarmine was the thorn that plagued the adversaries of
the Catholic Church’s ideas. Pope Clement VIII, when making
Robert Bellarmine a Cardinal, declared: “We elect this man
because he has not equal for learning in the Church of God.”
Believing this intellectual capacity was given to him by God for
active defense of an embattled Church. He lived in an age where
men and nations were rebelling against the authority of the
Church. Bellarmine was the champion of the Roman Catholic
Church during these battles.
Bellaimine was a sclolai, a ileologian, a magnifceni pieaclei,
professor, spiritual Father, Rector, Provincial, and Cardinal. In
addition to his weighty tomes and slender pamphlets, his lectures
and sermons, the secret of his success was his ceaseless prayer
and saintly example. St. Robert Cardinal Bellarmine, Doctor
of the Church, died in 1621, within eighteen days of his seventy‐
Robert Bellarmine was canonized in 1930.
Blessed Edmund Campion - Maiiyi of England (i=(o-i=Si)
Edmund Campion, born of Catholic parents who later ceased to practice their faith,
was one of Oxford’s most brilliant scholars and gifted orators. His personality and
ialeni aiiiacied ile aiieniion of fellow siudenis, piofessois, and even Hei Maiesiy,
Queen Elizabeth I. For all of his achievement, however, his soul was restless and
lis mind ill ai ease uniil le ieioined ile Cailolic Cluicl, and in i=¬¸ enieied ile
Socieiy of Iesus, ai Rome.
In i=So, Campion and anoilei Iesuii siaiied ile 'Englisl Mission.' Despiie
pressure from the local government, he administered the sacraments, and with
skillful prose, defended the faith. Queen Elizabeth I had put a great price on
his head. Betrayed, he was brought to prison, tortured on the rack to renounce
his Catholicism, condemned to death when torture failed, and was executed at
Tybuin in i=Si.
Edmund Campion was canonized in May 1970
Si. Aloysius Gonzaga - Confessoi (i=6S-i=oi)
Aloysius Gonzaga, proclaimed by Pope Benedict XIII in 1726 the
'Paiion of Youil', was boin in i=6S, enieied ile Socieiy of Iesus
in i=S=, and died wiil ile Socieiy of Iesus in i=oi. Togeilei wiil
Si. Sianislaus Kosila and Si. Ioln Beiclmans, ile iliee Sainis
aie consideied ile 'boy sainis' of ile Socieiy of Iesus. Aloysius
was born into a wealthy family, but renouncing his wealth and
lis iiile, le exclanged ile life of a Maiquis foi ilai of a Iesuii,
choosing hard work and poverty over ease and wealth.
He speni six lappy yeais in ile Socieiy of Iesus. Having coniiacied
the plague in Rome while he was tending the sick and the dying,
he died early. From that day to the present, Aloysius has been
pleading the cause of youth in the courts of heaven. Turning a
fond eye especially on modern young men and women, Aloysius
intercedes on a daily basis for youth who are seeking God in all
areas of their lives.
Blessed Iames Sales and Blessed William Saliemoucle -
Maiiyis of ile Holy Euclaiisi (i==6-i=o¸ and i===-i=o¸)
Iames Sales and William Saliemoucle weie seni io Aubenas,
Fiance, in i=o:, io pieacl a mission. A debaie was aiianged
between Father Sales and a Calvinist Minister on the Holy
Eucharist. Since his youth, Father Sales had a fervent devotion
to the Blessed Sacrament, and vowed to defend the Real Presence
of Christ in the Blessed Sacrament even if it meant his death.
Father Sales was arrested during this debate and was put to death
because of his defense of the Holy Eucharist.
Brother William, who could have escaped had he desired,
protested that he would never leave the companion his superiors
had assigned to him. He accompanied Father Sales in death as
faithfully as he accompanied him in life.
Iames Sales and William Saliemoucle weie beaiifed in io:6.
Si. Peiei Canisius - Confessoi, Docioi of ile Cluicl (i=:i-i=o¬)
Peter Canisius is the saint of indefatigable labor. To strengthen
and save the Church in Germany, he crisscrossed Europe several
times for thousands of miles, founded eighteen colleges, and
prepared the way for several more. His writings include thirty‐
seven books, eight volumes of letters and 10,000 pages of sermons.
His ‘little Catechism’ went through 200 printings.
His penclani foi wiiiy wiiiing did noi occupy ile maioiiiy of lis
time. Rather , his preaching was his outstanding accomplishment,
and that which most accomplished the restoration of the Church
in Geimany. In ile midsi of all lis labois, le nevei foigoi lis fisi
duty: to make himself holy.
Peiei Canisius was canonized in io:=.
Si. Ioln Beiclmans - Confessoi (i=oo-i6:i)
One of ile iliee 'boy sainis' of ile Socieiy of Iesus, Ioln
Berchmans spent his life focused on obedience to God’s will,
ordinary duties crowding an ordinary life. Born in Belgium
in i=oo, Ioln was iusi iweniy-iwo yeais old wlen le died.
He performed ordinary duties and everyday things in an
extraordinary way, he did little things well.
Ioln Beiclmans was a good siudeni, and a univeisal favoiiie
among the old and the young Fathers of the community,
lay brothers, fellow scholastics, and laymen. His specially
endearing quality was his charity, ready at any moment to
do anything that would help another. He died at Rome in
Ioln Beiclmans was canonized in iSSS.
Blessed Tlomas Tsuii - Maiiyi (i=¬i-i6:¬)
Tlomas Tsuii, of Iapan, lad lived a sainily life in ile Socieiy of
Iesus, uniil fiigliened by ile incieasing peisecuiion in Iapan. Ai
the time, he asked to be released from his vows. After permission
had been granted, he had a change of heart and humbly asked to
be readmitted. His superiors readmitted him after a six year trial,
and Tlomas became one of ile mosi inßueniial piiesis in Iapan
during the persecutions.
Thomas was captured in Nagasaki and was condemned to burn
at the stake. To his relatives, who looked upon this as a supreme
disgiace and asled lim io ienounce ile Socieiy of Iesus, le said:
"I love God and I slall evei seive lim wiil fdeliiy and consiancy.
Wlai you asl me io do is wiong, and even if you oßeied me a
ilousand Iapans, oi ile wlole woild, I could noi do ii." Iusi
befoie lis deail, a biigli iongue of ßame, as cleai and biilliani as
a iuby, buisi foiil fiom lis bieasi and buined feicely foi aboui
a minuie. Wlen ile ßame died down, Tlomas Tsuii's soul was
Tlomas Tsuii was beaiifed in iS6¬.
Si. Sianislaus Kosila - Confessoi (i==o-i=6S)
Stanislaus Kostka had been a Novice in the Society for
ten months and was only eighteen years old when he died
on ile Feasi of Oui Lady's Assumpiion, Augusi i=, i=6S.
Sianislaus' paienis belonged io one of ile fisi families of
Poland, and lis failei was a piomineni fguie in Polisl
politics. He had a very happy childhood, so much so
that the name Stanislaus is associated with a dimpled,
unaßecied, liglileaiied boy, wlo laugls mucl, loves
life, and makes friends easily.
After walking 1200 miles in three months to see the Father
Geneial of ile Iesuiis, Si. Fiancis Boigia, Sianislaus
was admiiied io ile Iesuii Noviiiaie. Nevei siiained oi
still or formal, Stanislaus attracted his brethren by his
lighthearted sanctity. He predicted to his companions
that he would spend the Feast of Our Lady’s Assumption
in heaven. And on that day, he returned to his home in
Stanislaus Kostka was canonized in 1726.
Assumption of Mary
God’s temple in heaven was opened, and the ark of His covenant could be seen in the temple. A great sign
appeared in the sky, a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon beneath her feet, and on her head a crown
of twelve stars. She was with child and wailed aloud in pain as she labored to give birth. Then another sign
appeared in the sky; it was a huge red dragon, with seven heads and ten horns, and on its heads were seven
diadems. Its tail swept away a third of the stars in the sky and hurled them down to the earth. Then the
dragon stood before the woman about to give birth, to devour her child when she gave birth. She gave birth to
a son, a male child, destined to rule all the nations with an iron rod. Her child was caught up to God and His
Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say: “Now have salvation and power come, and the kingdom of our God
and the authority of His Anointed One.”
‐ Revelation 11:19a; 12:1‐6a, 10ab
In those days Mary arose and went with haste into the hill country, to a city of Judah, and she entered the
house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. And when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the babe leaped
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you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! And why is this granted me, that the mother of my
Lord should come to me? For behold, when the voice of your greeting came to my ears, the babe in my womb
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has regarded the low estate of his handmaiden. For behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed;
for He who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is His name. And His mercy is on those who fear
Him from generation to generation. He has shown strength with His arm, He has scattered the proud in the
Israel, in remembrance of His mercy, as He spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to His posterity for ever.”
And Mary remained with her about three months, and returned to her home.
- Lule i:¸o-=6
Si. Isaac Iogues - Maiiyi of Noiil Ameiica (i6o¬-i6(6)
Isaac Iogues was boin ai Oileans, Fiance in i6o¬. He enieied
ile Socieiy of Iesus in i6:(. Soon afiei lis oidinaiion, Iogues
embarked for the Missions in Canada.
In i6(:, wlen famine siiucl ile Indian villages, Failei Iogues
and his companions set out to obtain supplies from Quebec.
They were seized by Iroquois Indians and tortured. After a long,
painful iouiney, ileie weie iliusi inio slaveiy ai Osseinenon, a
Mohawk village near the present city of Auriesville, NY. For ten
months he survived under desperate conditions.
Failei Iogues escaped, bacl io Fiance, in i6(¸. In i6(( le weni
back to Montreal, and two years later, returned to the Iroquois.
He was martyred by tomahawk at Ossernenon on October 18,
Isaac Iogues was canonized in io:=.
Si. Ioln Biebeuf - Maiiyi of Noiil Ameiica (i=o¸-i6(o)
From the letters of Father Brebeuf and his companions, we have a vivid account
of ile expeiiences of ile fisi Maiiyis of Noiil Ameiica. In lis eaily yeais as
a Iesuii, Failei Biebeuf sußeied sucl pooi lealil ilai lis supeiiois doubied
he would ever be ordained. Once across the Atlantic, however, he found the
harsh climate of Canada so invigorating that the hardy Native American braves
stood amazed at his powers of endurance.
For 24 years, he labored among the Hurons, living in almost unbelievable
and indescribable conditions. In 1649 the Iroquois Indians, at constant war
with the Hurons, invaded the Huron villages and fell upon Father Brebeuf.
After unspeakable tortures, united with God to the end and praying for his
executioners, Father Brebeuf shed his blood for the faith.
Ioln Biebeuf was canonized in io¸o.
Blessed Ioln Ogilvie - Maiiyi of Scoiland (i=¬o-i6i=)
Ioln Ogilvie was biougli up a Calvinisi, bui lis liling foi
theological controversies led him to embrace the Catholic faith
when he was seventeen. Three years later, he entered the Society
of Iesus, and in i6io was oidained a piiesi in Paiis. In i6i¸, le was
seni bacl io lis naiive Scoiland and became ile fisi membei of
ile Socieiy of Iesus io be maiiyied in Scoiland.
As he was brought to the gallows he made it clear that he was
dying because he would not deny his religion. “I am no traitor
to my country: on the ground of religion alone am I condemned
io die; and foi ilai I would ioyfully give a lundied lives if I lad
them. Take from me quickly the life I have; my religion you shall
never take from me.”
Si. Ioln Ogilvie was canonized in io¬6
Blessed Peiei Fabei - Confessoi (i=o6-i=(6)
Peiei Fabei, ile fisi companion of Si. Ignaiius Loyola, was also ile fisi pieaclei,
fisi ileologian, fisi secieiaiy and ile fisi piiesi of ile Socieiy of Iesus. Fabei
was a master of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, and his method of reforming
towns and cities throughout Europe was by giving these exercises to the priests
and bishops. St. Ignatius himself said that Peter Faber had no equal in giving the
This gentle priest, ardent reformer, and masterly director of men, had a
tremendous devotion to the guardian angels. He practiced a simple, childlike
devotion before all of his undertakings, whether they were trips to unwelcome
ciiies, pieacling, oi spealing io individuals. Peiei Fabei, fisi in so many ilings
of ile Socieiy of Iesus, was ile fisi of ile oiiginal band of seven Iesuiis io eniei
Peiei Fabei was beaiifed in iS¬:.
Life of Christ
Left window ‐ Hidden Life
Top ‐ And behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb and shalt bring forth a son; and
ilou slali call lim Iesus (Lule i:¸i)
Ceniei - And sle biougli foiil lei fisi boin son, and wiapped lim in swaddling
clothes, and laid him in a manger (Luke 2:7)
Bottom ‐ “...they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, both
listening to them and asking them questions. And all those who heard
Him were in amazement at His quick understanding and at the answers He gave.”
Second left window ‐ Public Life
Top - "Now Iesus ioo was inviied io ile maiiiage...'iley lave no wine...do wlaievei le
iells you'...So, in Cana of Galilee, Iesus began lis miiacles..." (In :::-=, ii)
Center ‐ “A man possessed by an unclean spirit came out of the rock tombs to meet Him...
the unclean spirits came out of the man and entered into the swine; and the herd
iusled down wiil gieai violence and weie diowned in ile sea." (Ml =:i¸)
Bottom ‐ “This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that through it the Son
of God may be gloiifed...Lazaius, come foiil!" (In ii:(, (()
Second right window ‐ Public Life (cont.)
Top - "Iesus, wlen He saw ile gieai ciowd, weni up on ile mouniainside, ileie He sai
down...this was the teaching He gave: ‘Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is
ile lingdom of leaven" (Mi. =:i,:)
Center ‐ “He went into the synagogue there, as His custom was, on the Sabbath day, and
siood up io iead...'Today ilis Sciipiuie las been fulflled in youi leaiing.'
And all bore him witness, and marvelled at the words of grace that came from his
mouth.” (Lk 4:16‐21‐22)
Bottom ‐ “...Take and eat; this is my body...all of you drink of this: for this is my blood of the
new covenant, which is being shed for many for the forgiveness of sins”
Right window ‐ Passion, Death, and Resurrection
Top - "'Tlou aii a ling, ilen?' Pilaie asled. And Iesus answeied, 'ii is ily own lips ilai
have called me a king. What I was born for, what I came into the world for, is to
beai wiiness io ile iiuil.'" (In. iS::¬)
Center ‐ “...but one of the soldiers opened his side with a lance, and immediately there
came oui blood and waiei...ilis was so oidained io fulfll wlai is wiiiien 'You slall
not break a single bone of His body...they will look upon the man whom they have
pieiced.'" (In io:¸(, ¸6, ¸¬)
Boiiom - "...Iesus said io lim, 'Because ilou lasi seen me, ilou lasi believed. Blessed aie
iley wlo lave noi seen and yei lave believed.'" (In :o::o)
Our Lady of the Pillar
Originally a Spanish apparition, the city of Zambonaga in the Philippines
has been venerated for almost four centuries. Her statue is atop of a fort
called El Fuerza Real de Nuestra Senora Virgen del Pilar de
Our Lady of Walsingham
Our Lady of Walsingham is a vision of Mary that comes from the village of
Walsingham in Norfolk, England. A popular devotion for many English
Catholics, Our Lady of Walsingham has provided inspiration for many
aiiisiic depiciions as well as cieaied a pilgiimage siie foi people io iouiney.
Our Lady of Lourdes
This apparition is one of the more famous apparitions of Mary that has occurred
in history. These apparitions are linked to Saint Bernadette Soubirous, a 14‐year‐
old girl from the town of Lourdes, France who saw a “lady” in the nearby grotto
eiglieen iimes wiilin iS=S.
Our Lady of Fatima
Our Lady of Fatima is a title of Mary that refers to the town of Fatima in Portugal.
Tliee clildien, Lucia, Fiancisco, and Iacinia weie blessed wiil a vision of Maiy
after praying the rosary one afternoon. With instructions to return each month,
they continued their prayer and were revealed that the apparition was to be
called the “Lady of the Rosary” and that a chapel was to be built on that site.
After hearing this, the sun was said to glow and spin like a wheel.
Fatima is most recognized for the Secrets of Fatima, which have been revealed
ovei ile ceniuiy by dißeieni popes. Tle lasi seciei was ievealed in :oo6 by Pope
Ioln Paul II.
Oui Lady of Czesioclowa
Tlis icon, ofien aiiiibuied io a iown in Poland, las iis oiigin as a subieci
of debate. Sometimes this apparition is attributed to an icon of Eastern
Orthodoxy. It is important to note that this apparition of Mary gestures to
ile clild Iesus wlom sle lolds in lei oilei aim.
Our Lady of Guadalupe
This tradition traces its roots to Mexico where an apparition of Mary appeared
on the cloak of a lay person. Today, the cloak is displayed in the Basilica
of Guadalupe. Mexican leioes lave caiiied ßags beaiing ile image of ile
About the Chapel
Ground was broken on the Chapel of Our Lady of Evergreen in
October 1949. Dedicated to the eighteen men who gave their
lives for Loyola, the chapel would mark the beginning of an era
of expansion for Loyola College. Charles Cohn, Class of 1897,
was one of the largest benefactors; Cohn Hall, located in the
basement of the Chapel, was named after him. The statue of Our
Lady of Evergreen, sculpted by Hans Schuler, which sits on the
outside high above the double wooden doors at the entrance to
the chapel, was donated by Fulton Oursler, writer of The Greatest
Story Ever Told. Consiiuciion coniinued iliougl ile io=o and
was hampered by stone shortages in the immediate post‐war
eia. On Fiiday, Ociobei :6, ile iecioi, Fi. Tlomas I. Muiiay, S.I.
published this message in The Greyhound:
I wish to take this opportunity to make a brief statement for our Alumni, our numerous
friends and benefactors, our students and their families, about the newAlumni Memorial
Chapel of Our Lady at Evergreen.
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Our Annual Student Retreat will be conducted in the chapel and in the Auditoriumbelow
beginning on October 23rd...
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The Chapel was last renovated in 1993, but the interior has
remained mostly the same since its dedication. Notable changes
include the switch from an tabernacle‐facing altar to an altar
facing the congregation, the extension of the altar platform,
the renovation of the choir nave, and the conversion of the side
chapel to a choir room.
Santuario de Fatima (http://www.santuario‐fatima.pt)
Maiyland Piovince of ile Socieiy of Iesus
Loyola University Alumni Chapel
Oßce of Alumni Relaiions
Oßce of ile Piesideni
Education for Life
Fi. Iosepl Rossi, S.I.
Created by Sean Gallagher
Class of 2011
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