Brandsma Chapel Renovation Initiative
Since 1962, the Blessed Titus Brandsma Chapel has welcomed generations of Carmel Catholic students who have encountered Christ in Word and Sacrament under the luminous gaze of Mary, our Mother and Lady of Mount Carmel.
The triumph of Christ’s Resurrection follows only after His suffering and death on the cross. Engaged in this mystery, our school community that has persevered through hardship now invites your family to share in our joy as we emerge from this challenging time and proclaim the Good News of the Gospel. The transformation of the Brandsma Chapel supports this Mission.
Please join us in our efforts to enhance the natural beauty of our chapel. Our intention is to preserve the tradition of this place, and reflect the legacy of our founders, while creating a timeless aesthetic worthy of the celebration of the Eucharist. Your generosity will benefit the next generation of Carmel Catholic students, who seek the love of Christ.
“The chapel transformation is a true spiritual gift to our community. So many formative moments of students’ lives at Carmel, and when they return as alumni, happen in this sacred place.”
- Mrs. Kambra French, Director of Mission Effectiveness and Campus Ministry
The following naming opportunities are available for the Brandsma Chapel Renovation Initiative:
Carmelite Saints Mural – SOLD OUT
There are many Carmelite saints but these are ones that have special significance to Carmel Catholic High School. Through their zealous witness and ongoing intercession, they impact the Carmel community to this day.
St. Therese of Lisieux, St. Teresa of Avila, St. Edith Stein, St. John of the Cross
Missionary Martyr Saints Mural
This mural depicts saints that impact the Carmel story, whose breadth of vision and God-given vocation called them to far away lands, serving the people of God in creative and life affirming ways.
Mary Frances Clarke, St. Damian of Molokai, St. Anna Wang, St. Martin de Porres
Saints of the Americas Mural – SOLD OUT
This mural depicts saints that enrich the Carmel community through their courageous witness of faith in different places and times within the Americas.
St. Kateri Tekawitha, St. Elizabeth Anne Seton, St. Juan Diego, Ven. Augustus Tolton
For illustration purposes only. These three murals are currently in the design stage with the artist.
Stations of the Cross (1 – 14) – SOLD OUT
The 14 devotions, or stations, focus on specific events of His last day, beginning with His condemnation
Bench (6) – SOLD OUT
In alcove with saint murals and relics, serving as places to pray
Kneeler (2) – SOLD OUT
Use for confessions or prayer before the Blessed Sacrament
Altar Candle Holder (6) – SOLD OUT
Marble from the existing side chapel altars will be crafted into an artisan candle holder
The Mary Frances Clarke Spiritual Center
The Mary Frances Clarke Spiritual Center is a gathering space for reflective thought, small group gatherings, classroom discussions, meetings and prayer.
Indoor Lounge Furniture
Indoor Fireplace – SOLD OUT
Indoor Lounge Furnishings – SOLD OUT
Outdoor Gathering Space
The Outdoor Gathering Space is a space for reflective thought, small groups, classroom discussions, meetings and prayer.
Outdoor Patio Seating – SOLD OUT
6 tables & 36 chairs
Outdoor Lawn Seating (2) – SOLD OUT
4 Adirondack chairs & table
Outdoor Sail Canopies – SOLD OUT
Outdoor Fountain/Water Feature – SOLD OUT
The additions which will be new to the Blessed Titus Brandsma Chapel and the surrounding area have special meaning and purpose. For instance, the ceiling above the altar will show the night sky as it appears on the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel; marble from the previous side altars will be used to make altar candle holders, and the BVM lily will appear in the woodwork around the fireplace.
Recognition opportunities are limited and may not be available at the time of your request.
All donations to the Brandsma Chapel Renovation Initiative will receive individual named recognition on our new interactive donor walls and in our annual report.
For more information on giving to the Brandsma Chapel Renovation Initiative, please contact Lois Poulos at 847-388-3382 or [email protected].