New Chapel Unveiled at Thomas More

Thomas More College in Crestview Hills, Ky., just 10 minutes from downtown Cincinnati, recently celebrated the realization of a long-held dream to build a free-standing chapel.

College President Sr. Margaret Stallmeyer, C.D.P., shared her enthusiasm for the project, saying, “Mary, Seat of Wisdom Chapel, located in the center of campus, gives testimony to the Catholic, intellectual tradition where faith and reason are intimately related.

“It is my prayer that all who visit will find this a reflective space and a place of blessing.”

The groundbreaking of the $4.2 million Mary, Seat of Wisdom Chapel began in August of 2012. The 8,500 square foot chapel seats more than 300 people.

Measuring as high as 35 feet, the stained glass windows are a focal point.

A center window features Mary with her Divine Son (the source of wisdom) sitting upon her lap, illuminating the chosen patroness for the chapel and ushering in colorful light within the sanctuary.

At the entrance to the Chapel, a bell tower faces the open lawn and calls upon the tradition of both churches and college campuses to mark an important place with the sound of bells.

Mary, Seat of Wisdom Chapel includes a meditation chapel that is open 24 hours a day.

Mass is held Monday-Friday at noon and Sundays at 8 p.m. with the exception of holidays and college breaks.

Founded in 1921 by the Benedictine Sisters as Villa Madonna College, Thomas More College is the Catholic college of the Diocese of Covington, Ky.

Thomas More offers personalized attention (16-to-1 student to-faculty ratio), an inclusive faith community and a wide range of hands-on learning experiences.

Thomas More is routinely named one of the best values in higher education by Money magazine’s Best College Buys issue and recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for Advancement of

Teaching as a “selective liberal arts college.”

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