Altars

  • St. Joseph StatueThere are three altars in the main body of the chapel, designed by the E. Hackner Company of La Crosse, Wisconsin, a noted designer, manufacturer, and importer of artistic ecclesiastical furnishings
  • Each altar is constructed of pure Italian Carrara marble and is carved and inlaid with multi-colored stones
  • A  marble lion stands on each side of the tabernacle
  • In the niches of the main altar are statues of St. Joseph, patron of the chapel (center) and Saints Francis and Clare, patrons of the School Sisters of St. Francis (left and right)
  • The left side altar is dedicated to the Sacred Heart
  • The right side altar is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary
  • After the Second Vatican Council, the chapel’s altar rail was removed and used to form the base of the new altar