One of the events listed on our erase board yesterday was the placement of the Lamb of God medallion (sculpted in marble by Sr. Mary Grace, O.P., of our Corpus Christi Monastery, Bronx, NY) on our altar. Due to the noisy and dusty nature of the work, the Blessed Sacrament was moved into our chapter hall after Mass, where we prayed the Office and continued our Rosary Guard until Vespers. No one minded the temporary arrangement because our Eucharistic King was so very close to us, enthroned in our exquisite, custom-made monstrance.
Sacristan Sr. Judith Miryam traveled out to the sanctuary several times to check on the work's progress. When the medallion was in place, Sister was so happy that she felt like blurting out, "Behold! the Lamb of God!" However, she restrained and confined herself to a very wide and radiant smile. Afterwards, a few of the sisters peeked out to see the Lamb, all marveling at its beauty and "rightness." One sister expressed it best when she said, "It looks like it has always been there." The Lamb is not only lovely to behold close up but is also very striking to see as you enter the chapel.
We invited Ellie Culver, our volunteer on duty in the
front office that afternoon, to take a closer look.
Ellie, an artist, declared the Lamb to be