Cor Jesu Monastic Chapel
St. Emma Monastery, Greensburg, PA

above - Cor Jesu Monastic Chapel, hallway, atrium, Prioress’ office

right - interior of Cor Jesu Chapel with choir stalls for nuns in front; 

below, left - interior of Prioress’ office;

right - atrium -- for statio (where nuns gather daily to process into Vespers), conferences to monastic community and for our wakes.


Elements of the Rite of Dedication:

above, Bishop Bosco greets the community and guests 

Mother Mary Anne opens the doors to the Chapel; 
Mother Mary Anne (left) and Sister Maria lead the Litany of the Saints 
Bishop Bosco anoints the altar
Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki of St. Vincent Archabbey, Latrobe, PA anoints walls of Chapel; 

incense burns on the altar, Bishop Bosco places incense into censers to incense the people and the Chapel
Sister Mary Clare (right) and Sister Franziska wipe chrism from the altar 
Bishop Bosco elevates the Host 
Bishop Bosco reserves the Blessed Sacrament in the tabernacle

the recessional procession forms

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And the celebrations continued . . .

Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki OSB of St. Vincent Archabbey, Latrobe, PA incenses the altar during Solemn Vespers on June 30, 2002.
Our Abbess, Mother Franziska Kloos OSB (Abtei St. Walburg, Eichstaett, Germany) leads the procession of nuns into Chapel for Solemn Vespers on July 6, 2002.


From the Cor Jesu Chapel:

Stations of the Cross in hallway leading from atrium into Cor Jesu Chapel (sacristies midway hallway right).
Marian devotional area in Cor Jesu Chapel.

Crucifix in sanctuary

leaded glass windows and  sanctuary lamp designed by Terry Bengel, Greensburg.