Chapel of Our Lady of the Star
All who walk through our front doors are welcomed by our chapel, which is positioned directly at the center of our campus. The chapel is a daily reminder to our students, faculty and staff of CBC’s spiritual center.
Brother William Woeger, FSC of Omaha was the artist-consultant on this project. The chapel was named by Mr. and Mrs. William Almon ’50 and Family.
Sculptures by St. Louis artist Rudolph Torrini decorate the chapel entrance. They tell the history of the Christian Brothers in St. Louis, and depict the canonized Saints of the Christian Brothers order. On the left side of the chapel is depicted Our Lady of the Star. The mosaic on the right recognizes Saint John Baptist de La Salle as the Patron Saint of Teachers.
Natural light radiates from the stained glass windows of the cupola, four new stained glass windows on each of the chapel’s two levels, and the original rose window relocated from the Clayton Road campus. A dramatic ceiling pattern and color — a starburst of shades of blue — serves as a visual reminder of the chapel’s patron, the Blessed Virgin Mary, “Our Lady of the Star.”
The 300-seat chapel remains intimate with no one more than 25-feet from the altar. Oak pews add to the aura of warmth and intimacy. The balcony has 67 additional seats, an ideal space for musicians and choir members. The chapel’s shape reinforces the acoustics of the Mass.