A Foundation at Christmas
Our chapel is consecrated to the Holy Name of Jesus. The window above the entrance to the chapel shows a star within a star for the monastery founded at Christmas. The central, smaller star represents our beginning - out of which grew our house at Georgetown.
Over our chapel door appear the letters “I.H.S.” symbolizing the presence of the Most Holy Eucharist.
Our Holy Mother Teresa wrote:
“…Fear of hardship never prevented me from making a foundation even though I felt strong aversion to the traveling, especially the long journeys. But once we got started, the journey seemed easy to me. I considered for whose service it was made, and reflected that in that house, the Lord would be praised and the Blessed Sacrament would be reserved.
This is a special consolation to me, to see one more church established. I don’t know what trials, however great, should be feared if in exchange something so good comes about for Christians. It ought to be a great consolation for us that Jesus Christ, true God and true man, is present in the most Blessed Sacrament in many places.”
Our Chapel’s Sanctuary