St. Mary Monastery
Rock Island, Illinois
Year of Commission 2000
The chapel organ is located to the right side of the altar. The manuals, with the exception of the Prinzipal 8’, are under a common expression; the casework is made of red oak with keydesk attached.
The Sisters of St. Mary’s previous home was in Nauvoo, Illinois. The Mormons offered to purchase their property. The Sisters of St. Mary’s accepted the offer and purchased a building site on a hilly landscape at the outskirts of Rock Island. Architect J. Van Dyk of SSV Architecture, Inc, Minneapolis, MN, designed the new monastery. The chapel overlooks pastures rich with wild flowers.
15 stops | 17 ranks