Conventual Franciscan Friar Wayne Hellmann is a theologian and professor of theological studies at St. Louis University in St. Louis, Washington. Recently, he visited the Holy Cross Retreat Center in Mesilla Park, New Mexico.
The center is an important Conventual Franciscan ministry with Friar Tom Smith as its director. Soon, the center will have a new Holy Cross Chapel, which will welcome larger groups for Mass and individual prayer.
In our video today, Friar Wayne takes us on a tour of the chapel during its construction. He explains right away that the style of this communal place of worship resembles the chapels and churches that were constructed in this region in the 17th century.
Taking us inside Holy Cross Chapel, Friar Wayne continues with his tour, highlighting that many large windows that will bring natural light into the building and the fact that when you walk into the Church, the Cross draws your attention right away.
(Source of image: http://www.holycrossretreat.org.)