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Cardinal George to Attend Reopening of Loyola’s Signature Chapel Newly Renovated Madonna della Strada Chapel to Reopen September 13

Loyola University Chicago will host a Mass of Thanksgiving on Thursday, September 13, 2007, to celebrate the long-awaited reopening of the renovated Madonna della Strada Chapel on the University’s Lake Shore Campus. More than 500 people are expected to attend and His Eminence Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I., will preside over the Mass and consecrate the chapel’s new altar.

The University’s signature chapel, completed in 1939, was under renovation for over a year. It now features a refurbished interior, including enhanced artwork and new icons, an inlaid marble floor imported from Italy, a new baptismal font, new heating and cooling systems, and flexible seating. With these completed changes, the chapel’s new interior has been renovated in a manner consistent with the original art deco designs.

Thursday, September 13, 2007
11:30 a.m. – Mass of Thanksgiving
1:00 p.m. – Luncheon

Madonna della Strada Chapel
Loyola University Chicago, Lake Shore Campus
Rogers Park, Chicago, Illinois

The newly completed renovations enhance the beauty of Madonna della Strada and highlight the chapel’s role as the spiritual center of the University’s Lake Shore Campus. Be one of the first to witness the unveiling of the new interior and celebrate with the Loyola community and Cardinal George during the Mass of Thanksgiving.




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