Liturgical Environment

Chapel Windows XIV: Counsel

Counsel - torch clock

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.


Counsel is symbolized by a flaming torch and a clock.

As bearers of the Spirit, we share in cenobitic authority as we join with other members of the community and the prioress in prayerful reflection and discernment. We deliberate. We wait to be gifted by the Spirit who is not bound by the limits of time.

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