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6. Lady Chapel

Lady Chapel interior
The Lady Chapel is a place of special devotion dedicated to Mary, Christ's mother, under the title of Our Lady of Grace. The tabernacle holds the Blessed Sacrament, the Body and Blood of Christ in the form of bread, consecrated at Mass and reserved for Communion for the sick and for private devotion. This chapel also serves the local parish community for daily Mass.

Lady Chapel Altar
The chapel windows pay tribute to Mary under various titles. Also included are saints who especially fostered these devotions. From the left are Our Lady of the Rosary (St. Dominic), Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal (St. Catherine Labouré), Our Lady of Mount Carmel (St. Simon Stock), and Our Lady of Perpetual Help. Behind the altar is a copy of a famous window in Chartres Cathedral in France. To its right is a reproduction in stained glass of the ancient icon "Salus Populi Romani" (Salvation of the Roman People). The treasured original hangs in St. Mary Major Basilica in Rome, and this reproduction required the special permission of Pope Pius XII. Continuing to the right are windows portraying the proclamation of Mary's Assumption by Pope Pius XII in 1950; Our Lady Queen of Peace; and the Visitation by Mary to her cousin St. Elizabeth, both expectant mothers.