This year marks the centennial of the birth of Ade Bethune, a world-renowned liturgical artist, writer, and social activist. During her long career, Bethune worked as a liturgical design consultant for almost 300 churches in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Philippines, two of which can be found in St. Paul.
In 1960 Bethune was hired as the liturgical consultant for the design of St. Leo's Church, now known as Lumen Christi Catholic Community. On display are original sketches, photographs, and a model of the church. Learn how she used two different models of the church to convince the architect to abandon his plan for “eyebrow windows” in favor of her own design.
|Lumen Christi Catholic Community,|
less than a mile away from St. Kate’s St. Paul campus
|Ade Bethune standing beside the mosaic|
she designed for the Cathedral of St. Paul
This display will be up during the month of February on the main level of the St. Paul Library, in the case right before the video carrels.