Measuring just 100 feet long, 40 feet wide and 20 feet high, Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel has by no means been the grandest building on the St. Edward’s University campus. And yet, that hasn’t stopped it from being hugely significant for the thousands who have worshiped, celebrated, or mourned within its walls during the past 65 years.
Generous financial support from parents, students, faculty and staff members, corporate and foundation partners, and friends of the university, has provided the gift of restoration for Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel. On Oct. 21, 2014, at 5 p.m., the newly renovated chapel will be blessed and dedicated by Most Reverend Joe S. Vasquez, DD, STL, Bishop of the Diocese of Austin.
In addition to a structural and architectural facelift, led by Elizabeth Alford and John Algood with Pollen Architecture & Design, an Austin-based firm, Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel also received a new altar, tabernacle, crucifix, baptismal font, ambry, lectern and candle stands. All of these items have been hand-crafted by local artisans: Mark Macek, Rebecca Cantos-Busch, Kathleen Ash and Hawkeye Glen.
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All members of the university community are invited to attend the Mass of Dedication.
Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014
5 p.m. – Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel, St. Edward’s University
Additional Seating in Jones Auditorium
Reception to Follow. All are invited.
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