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ORATORY OF OUR LADY OF THE BURNING BUSH

In addition to the large, main chapel, there is a smaller oratory. Throughout the history of the seminary, it had been located in different parts of the building, depending on the needs of the community. In 2005, a classroom was transformed into the present day oratory.

The oratory provides an intimate setting for liturgical celebrations with small groups. It also provides a quiet place for contemplative prayer and reflection. The title of the chapel, "Our Lady of the Burning Bush", was chosen because it highlights Mary's posture before God of complete receptivity, that is, 'on fire' but not consumed.

Among the religious items in this chapel are: the crucifix which Cardinal Muench had in his private room, two icons (below), an image of St. Joseph, a statue of St. John Vianney, patron of diocesan priests, and the Stations of the Cross.

In 2006 a local artist was commissioned to write two icons for this chapel:

Christ the teacher icon

Christ the Teacher

  Our Lady of the Burning Bush icon

Our Lady of the Burning Bush.

Central Wing