Mural Wall at St. Elizabeth Seton By Lillian Brulc
The Healing Wall • Mother Cabrini • Archangel Raphael • St. Peter • St. John • St. Peregrine • St. John • Neumann • Fabiola
"To enter into the houseof God we must cross athreshold whichsymbolizes passing fromthe world wounded by sinto a world of new life ofwhich we are called." (Catechism of the Catholic Church) At the liturgy we confess our need for spiritual healing and ask for the prayers of all.
The Wall of New Life • St. John the Baptist • St. Stephen • St. Luke • Isaiah • Perpetua • Felicity • Elizabeth • Joseph • Mary of the Magnificat
Shadow of Night Wall • Kateri Tekakwitha • St. Isaac Jogues • Bl. Katherine Drexel • St. Theresa Benedicta (Edith Stein) • St. Maxmilian Kolbe • St. Charles Lwanga • St. Gregory the Great • St. Augustine • St. Monica
". . . vision of the great multitude -- from every nation, race, people and tongue, they stood beforethe throne and before the Lamb, wearing white robes" (Revelation 7:9) The psalms often sing of the shadow of God's wings protecting us in night and under cloud Her in the dark of starlight a night mist below the saints gently softens the broken pieces of their lives.
The Wall of Resurrection • St. Elizabeth Seton • Angel of the Resurrection • St. Margaret Mary Alacoque • St. Thomas, the Apostle • Gabrielle Bossis • St. Martha • St. John Damascene
"Thus do I send my teaching forth . . . To become known afar off.Thus do I pour forthinstruction like prophecyand bestow it ongenerations to come.“(Sirach 24:30-31) The Angel of the Resurrection indicates the empty tomb. The saints are preachers of the Resurrection, the event which is the center of our faith and the liturgy.
The Cross of Light • St. Mary Magdalene • Joanna • Mary, the Mother of James • Deborah • St. Paul • St. Barnabas • Lazarus • St. Francis of Assisi • St. Clare
This mural faces the center aisle toward the altar, where we give thanks for Christ's deathand resurrection. Mary Magdalene approachesthe empty tomb, Francis looks up to the Cross which has become pure light. All but Francis andClare are biblical saints.
Shadow of Cloud • Blessed Pier Giorgio • St. Joan of Arc • St. Maria Goretti • St. Elizabeth of Hungary • St. Martin de Porres • Mother Theresa • Blessed Sister Alphonsa • St. Francis Xavier • St. Paul Miki • St. Benedict • St. Scholastica
"Who are these wearing white robes? . . . These are the ones who have . . . washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb." (Revelation 7:14) The image of cloud runs through the biblical books both as symbol of God's presence and as its opposite. In this mural the saints climb themountain of God, with a mysteriousness of cloudabove them and the broken pieces of theirlives left like shadows in the clouds below.