Wednesday, December 12, 2012

The Chapel of Pope John Paul II High School, Huntsville, Alabama

I was browsing the website of Gardiner-Hall yesterday evening when I came across the following project which caught my attention. It is for a high school chapel in Huntsville, Alabama and struck me as yet another example of noble beauty.

Here is how they describe the project:

Pope John Paul II High School Chapel
Birmingham, Alabama


Design and Furnishing of New High School Chapel, including all artwork, lighting, flooring, liturgical appointments, furniture, etc. The Franz Mayer Crucifix is from the former Visitation Academy in Wheeling, West Virginia and dates from the early 1860s. It was installed in the chapel at the height of the Civil War and hung there until 2011 when it was restored and transferred to the chapel here. The statues are also Franz Mayer and date from the same period. The custom altar, ambo, etc. are all of solid cherry. The altar features a Gothic-revival brass image of the Agnus Dei that was once part of an 1860s English reredos. The porcelain tile floors feature a parquet design in the nave and gray and white harlequin pattern in the sanctuary.

More photos forthcoming. Still to be installed are custom clergy chairs, credence table, etc.