St. Louis Review | Joseph Kenny | March 25, 2015
Below, craftsmen sawed boards and above, electricians worked on wiring in the attic of the St. Joseph Chapel at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in Shrewsbury as renovation makes its way toward a late-spring completion.
The work is the final phase of the seminary renovation funded by the Faith for the Future campaign. The rest of the project at the college and graduate school of theology, which serves seminarians for the Archdiocese of St. Louis and other dioceses and religious communities, was completed in the fall of 2012. The chapel is to be consecrated on Sunday, May 3.
Immediately, the ceiling stands out. It has been been resurfaced, painted with stars, sunbursts and rays of light. “It’s the heavens,” architect James McCrery said.