While I did not attend the Ordination Mass, I did go to the reception at Sacred Heart Major Seminary. Whilst there I slipped into the chapel and took some photos. I also took photos of the exterior. These were all taken with my phone.
Sacred Heart Major Seminary (from whose site I gathered much of this information) was founded in 1919 by Bishop Gallagher, and they broke ground at Linwood and Chicago 4 years later. The first ordination class was in 1930. The chapel is beautiful with it's carved oak reredos and its share of the state's largest collection of Pewabic Tile.
We'll start with an external shot as viewed from the parking lot. The website tells me the Architecture is English Tudor Gothic.
Then we'll move into the chapel and have a look at the sanctuary. I think there was just enough light and it made for a pretty shot.
We find more carved oak at the Mary altar.
Here is an example of the stained glass.*
Oh yeah I almost forgot: I rubbed elbows with the youngest Bishop (Cepeda) in the United States.
Hurray for new Bishops! Benedicamus Domino! Ste Anne, pray for us!
Links and such:
- Ste Anne posts
- Bishop Hanchon will remain pastor of Holy Redeemer.
- Sacred Heart Major Seminary
- Meet the Bishops
- St. Anne Patroness of Detroit Press Release
Thanks to reader Tim for the correction and the tip on Mosaic.