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St. Basil Catholic Chapel
Just as a building has doors, so to our mind and hearts have 'doors' as well. Open yours as you step within these doors to explore the wonders within.
The University Chapel is named in honor of St. Basil the Great, a fourth century bishop of Caesarea in Pontus (modern Turkey), one of the seven universal Doctors of the Church; that is, a person recognized as one of her most important teachers.
St Basil Catholic Chapel
As you enter the Chapel the first thing that catches your heart is the dramatic cross of our Lord reminding us of the sacrifice He paid for our lives and the world.
"Take My yoke upon your shoulders and learn from Me, for I am meek and humble of Heart."-Mt 11:28
From the stunning crucifix over the tabernacle of the high altar, to the moving stations of the cross and much more, this is a place where pilgrims will want to go for prayer and the Holy Mass.
Our Lord does not come down from Heaven every day to lie in a golden ciborium. He comes to find another heaven which is infinitely dearer to him - the heaven of our souls, created in His Image, the living temples of the Adorable Trinity.
Saint Therese of Lisieux
Icons representing the 14 Stations of the Cross surround the nave. These are a work of art in their simplicity and beauty. As we look upon these works of art our hearts and minds should be drawn to God in prayer.
Kneeling before the tabernacle, I can think of only one thing to say to our Lord: "My God, you know that I love You." And I feel that my prayer does not weary Jesus; knowing my weakness, He is satisfied with my good will.
Saint Therese of Lisieux
Our Lord is present waiting for souls to come to Him in His ever giving mercy in the Eucharist - the heart of ourlives and world as Catholics .The Bible and the Lord's Supper
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God."-Jn 1:1-2
In honoring the Heart of Christ, our homage lingers on the Person of Jesus in fullness of His love.
This beautiful inviting image of our Lady is there to greet you. Mary is Oueen of Heaven and earth.
Mary and The Bible
Jesus, help me to simplify my life by learning what you want me to be - and becoming that person.
In any of these photos, or in your next visit to a church - stop, look and listen. Ponder the Cross. Pray to hear what the Lord might be saying to you through a Station of the Cross, a picture or statue of His blessed Mother, an angel or saint. What do you see in their eyes? Do you see a look of humility? Are their feet bare or in sandals? Every statue or photo can have an amazing richness of messages. This is why, for centuries, the Church used sacred art to teach the people - especially before reading became common. Today, when the graphic arts have become powerful means of influencing people, isn't it fitting that we look to spiritual art to inspire us to lead lives pleasing to God?
Thank you for taking our tour of St Basil Catholic Chapel. Please visit this page again soon to see more photos and downloadable pages with more information about this parish, .
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Why not visit this holy place in person? Plan to spend a some time before and after Mass. You'll be moved in ways that may surprise and inspire you. .
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