I spent the first two days of this week at a workshop for spiritual directors held on the richly diverse 700+ acre home of the Sisters of the Humility of Mary in western Pennsylvania. A brief tour of the Magnificat Chapel:
The woodcarving of Mary, made by Cleveland sculptors, stands in the narthex, facing the chapel.
Fiber wall hangings behind the gathering space were made by one of the Sisters.
The cross looks like a jewel, with its silver, gold, and red enamel, and twelve bells symbolizing, according to a guidebook, the noise and celebrational sound of apostles.
Three sacramental oils are displayed on a side wall; green is the oil of catechumens.
The windows create amazing patterns of light across the chapel early and late in the day.
I had mixed feelings about the workshop itself, but I love the Sisters' chapel. Later: photos of their very different (!) Zen prayer room .