Chapel Windows ‘Rare’ Example of Woman-Centric Collection of Saints

Rosemont College’s Immaculate Conception Chapel was featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer on February 3.

Student Laura Bunyard and 13 other students are participating in a digital humanities project that is chronicling the construction of the chapel built in 1941 by the Society.

According to the article:

Depicting female saints in stained glass was an early part of the chapel plan, first spearheaded more than 75 years ago by Mother Mary Ignatius Carroll, the school’s second president.

The school will chronicle that project on a website.

“We are such a visual society, and influenced by what we see,” said Sharon Latchaw Hirsh, Rosemont’s president and a graduate of the school. “If we live with these images in one way or another, they have an influence.”


President and alumna of Rosemont College Sharon Latchaw Hirsh Ph.D. (Chanda Jones / Inquirer Staff Photographer)

Read the article in its entirety here.