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Photo galleries of worship and life of Saint Mary's

Saint Mary's maintains a Flickr gallery where you can find photos of the church, our mission and outreach programs, services, and recent parish events.

Mary with Child
Photo courtesy of Jerry Gould

If you have photos you'd like added to the gallery, speak with Reha Sterbin after Mass.

 

Virtual Tour Slideshow

The style of Saint Mary's is thirteenth-century French Gothic and is modeled on Sainte-Chapelle in Paris. The church is 180 feet long and 60 feet wide, with a height on the inside of 80 feet. Saint Mary's was the first church ever to be built using the construction methods of skyscrapers, around a steel frame with facings of limestone, brick, and plaster.

This Virtual Tour begins in the southeast corner of the Nave.  You can see information about each picture by clicking the full screen button at the bottom right and selecting "Show Info" in the top right corner of the screen.

Having trouble viewing the slideshow? You can page through the photos directly on Flickr.

 

360-Degree Virtual Tours

These virtual tours show the full space, using iPIX 360° Plug-in.

 

Virtual Tour: The Church of Saint Mary the Virgin
The High Altar and main church interior, built in 1894-5 by Napoleon Le Brun & Sons. The style is 13th Century Gothic. The church is 188 feet long and 60 feet wide. From the pavement to the crown of the vault is 80 feet. The church is built on a steel frame with facings of limestone, brick and plaster.

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Virtual Tour: The Chapel of Our Lady of Mercy
The polychromed marble statue of Our Lady was done by Lee Lawrie in 1924. On the wall to the left of the altar is a 15th century carving showing the death of Saint Anthony. The upper gallery in the rear of the chapel was used by the nuns to hear Mass when an order was housed in the Mission House next door.

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Virtual Tour: The Baptistery
The front is carved of Caen stone. The oak is carved by Johann Kirchmayer, who did much of the carving throughout the church. The wall paintings of the Baptism of Our Lord and Our Lord teaching the children were done by Valentine d'Ogries in 1924-25.

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Virtual Tour: Saint Joseph's Chapel
The majolica plaque in the della Robia style shows the marriage of the Virgin Mary and Saint Joseph.

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Virtual Tour: The Lady Chapel
Stained glass windows are by Kempe & Co., wall paintings of The Epiphany (1904) and Magnificat (1906) are by Elliot Daingerfield (1859-1932). Opposite the altar is a carved image of Our Lady of Walsingham.

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