Liturgical Environment

Chapel Windows VI: Gift of Self Light


The Benedictine charism is to seek God as members of a cenobitic community and to respond through prayer and ministry. This charism is reflected in symbol in the beautiful stained glass windows in our chapel.


The gift of self light is symbolized by a pelican.

As the blood of the pelican warms and restores life to her young, Christ has redeemed us through His Blood. The Benedictine woman finds many opportunities to be a life-giver and an instrument of redemptive love.

Let nothing be preferred to the Work of God – Rule of Benedict 43:3