Chapel Undergoes Renovation
The Chapel has been a cornerstone for St. Cloud Hospital, since it opened in 1928. It continues to be a sacred place for people of all denominations and beliefs — a place for solace, reflection, meditation and peace. Over the past several decades, the Chapel has served many functions within the hospital community, and is open 24 hours a day and used every day.
But after 90 years with only a few minor updates, the Chapel needed its own tender loving care. So, the CentraCare Health Foundation took the lead, working with the community, to raise funds that would shine an even brighter light on this special place. Through the support of many generous donors, the effort completed in early 2017 is nothing short of remarkable.
The goal was to build on the beauty and simplicity of the Chapel, which is evident throughout. A welcoming new entrance, featuring a glass mural painted by St. Cloud artist, R.C. McCoy, depicts creation through the beauty of trees, fields, water, flowers, sky and a sunrise. As people step inside the chapel, they experience an uplifting environment with enhanced lighting and restoration of the original Kasota Stone and terrazzo floor.
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