Rosarian Chapel Tree of Life
The Rosary Chapel redication on October 14, 2010 was a beautiful event. Mass was led by Bishop Gerald Barbarito, DD, JCL. Cara Conigliio, Rosarian Alum, sang Ave Maria. A few pictures are below to document this historic day for Rosarian Academy.
In the late 1940’s, Rosarian Academy identified the need for a chapel on the campus. Consideration was given to procuring a surplus Army chapel from Patrick Air Force Base near Melbourne, FL. When this plan fell through, Sr. Brigetta, along with Mrs. Frank J. Lewis (whose two sons, Philip and Edward, had attended the grade school) spearheaded a fund raising event called the Red, White and Blue Ball to build the school a chapel. Benefactors of the chapel included such prominent Palm Beach families as the Kennedy’s, the Frank’s, the Hall’s and the Williams’.
Gerald Barry was selected as the architect. Sr. Helen O’Connor, head of Studio Angelico Art Department of Siena Heights College, designed the interior. The chapel’s theme, the Rosary, was carried out in fifteen rosettes representing the Fifteen Mysteries of the Rosary. In the Sanctuary, the altar was created of travertine marble imported from Italy. Every type of wood mentioned in Ecclesiastics was used in the surrounding area: cedar, palm, rosewood. The Sisters did the statues and Stations of the Cross.
Located in our new renovated and beloved Rosary Chapel is the new
Rosarian Academy Tree of Life. It is a visual celebration of honor and love. There are many occasions where you want to recognize a fa
mily member, friend or associate. Tributes and memorial gifts are a legacy, a lasting way to show esteem, admiration and appreciation. Place your everlasting tribute/memorial on this beautiful tree of life by selecting from any of the tribute/memorial options.
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October 14, 2010
Bishop Gerald Barbarito, DD, JCL