The Mother of Our Savior Chapel is a sacred space dedicated to the patronage of the first disciple of Christ, our mother Mary, Mother of our Savior. The salvation of our world is centered in Christ, but not without Mary – the first disciple to say “yes” and to bear the Savior with all her joys and sorrows.
Faith is the heart of DSHA; similarly the chapel is placed in the heart of the building. The orientation of the chapel is directed toward The Quad and main entrance of the school and has a strong visual presence, and symbolic centering, to all who enter DSHA. The Mother of Our Savior Chapel ceremonial doors open to The Quad and overlook the main social gathering area of DSHA. Next to The Robert and Marie Hansen Family Fine Arts Theatre, fine arts wing, academic building, and the health & wellness center, the chapel symbolically pays tribute to the DSHA Mission Statement, which states “...we develop our students into capable young women of faith, heart and intellect who accept the Gospel call to live lives that make a difference.” The chapel under this title of Mary, the first servant of Christ, stands at the very heart of our complex as a constant reminder of our call to our mission and to live the values of the Gospel we have inherited from our founders.