Welcome to Sacred Heart Convent Chapel at the motherhouse of the Dominican Sisters of Springfield Illinois. This self-guided audio tour is designed for use on your own smart phone using your own earbuds. Let it take you wherever your curiosity leads you. Select the audio segments in the order you wish.
The guest wifi password is available from the receptionist, when you arrive, or it can be accessed by dialing 0 from the phone outside the chapel entrance and requesting it.
If this is your first visit to the chapel, you may want to take a moment to soak in the prayerful atmosphere before you begin. When you are ready, plug in your earbuds, tap the link that interests you, and enjoy. If you want to stop and contemplate, be sure to pause the recording until you are ready to resume. You are welcome to move freely around the chapel.
Audio Tour Introduction & InstructionsSacred Heart Convent Chapel Tour
Part One: Architecture Context and StyleSacred Heart Convent Chapel Tour
Part Two: Sanctuary and MosaicsSacred Heart Convent Chapel Tour
Part Three: Liturgy—the Work of the PeopleSacred Heart Convent Chapel Tour
Part Four: Mary and Dominic MosaicSacred Heart Convent Chapel Tour
Part Five: Windows: Message and SummonsSacred Heart Convent Chapel Tour
Part Six: Details of NoteSacred Heart Convent Chapel Tour
Cantors who lead the congregation
in singing Morning and Evening
Prayer use the lectern in the middle
aisle of the chapel.
This font was constructed in 1999,
using marble from the altar in the
old motherhouse chapel, which was
razed in 1994. The pedestal design
carries delicately carved grapes and
wheat, signifying the simple elements
that become the Body and Blood of
Christ in the Eucharist.
Sacred Heart Academy contributed the
22-rank organ, which was designed by
Wick Organ, Highland, Illinois.
The company is owned by the family of
Dominican Sister M. Kenneth Wick.