St. Therese Chapel

Darien, Illinois


To create a meaningful and inspirational sculpture to function as a reredos for the celebration of the liturgy in St. Therese Chapel in Darien, Illinois.


Studio artists incorporated the death mask of St. Therese into the central figure of the 12′ by 18′ wood sculpture. The Saint is surrounded by scenes from her life. Artists created a full-size “cartoon” depicting exact details. This cartoon was sent to Italy to be carved.

The Studio’s scope of work at the chapel also included:

  • Refinishing of the reliquary
  • Design and fabrication of the stained glass and Leptat® (etched) glass doors, tabernacle, prie-dieu and candle stands

New wooden sculpture for St. Therese Chapel in Darien, Illinois.


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