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Mother of Our Savior Chapel

The Sanctuary

The sanctuary, or altar space, is set apart from the main nave by a circular patterned floor with the Tree of Life motif (the earth) woven around this space. The altar (pictured) stands as the focal point of the chapel, made of natural wood natural Wisconsin White Oak and Holy Land Olivewood. The design of the altar suggests creation reaching heavenward with the ossuary containing the relics of St Teresa of Avila, and St. Theresa the Little Flower, located in the center beneath the mensa.
The ambo is made of the same materials as the altar. Its base, similar to the altar, is complemented with an open scroll which reminds us of the words of Jesus, “Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing” (Luke 4:21). The ambo is also designed in direct relationship to the shrine of Mary in this space. To each side of the sanctuary, in the openings of the former windows, are the images of the Archangel Michael (a patron of the Salvatorians), and the Archangel Gabriel of the Annunciation. These spaces are also versatile for seasonal decor, banners, flowers, seasonal icons, etc. 

The tabernacle is located behind the altar and stands on a pedestal cohesive to the design of the other sanctuary furnishings. This space is approachable and has room for private prayer and adoration.

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