Christendom’s newest women’s dormitory, St. Catherine of Siena Hall, was completed in August of 2000. But until recently, one of the signature characteristics of many Christendom buildings was missing: a stained glass window. Crafted by local artists, Art DeCarlo and Ed Hamby of Works of Art Stained Glass Studio, the beautiful circular image of St. Catherine of Siena receiving the stigmata from Jesus was blessed on the traditional feast of the great doctor and saint of the Church, April 29th.
After Mass, Reverend Anthony Mastroeni led a procession to St. Catherine’s where he continued to bless the newly installed stained glass window, as well as a commemorative plaque in honor of Father James Cowan. According to Dr. Timothy O’Donnell, Christendom President, “It was through Father Cowan’s foundation (Cowan Foundation), and the generosity of its trustees, the Honorable and Mrs. Robert Potter of NC, that Christendom was able to pay off the remaining $1.2 million debt owed on the dormitory.”
Before the blessing and dedication, O’Donnell gave a short presentation on St. Catherine of Siena and extended his gratitude to the Cowan Foundation, and to all those who made the building of St. Catherine’s Hall possible.