01-The Narthex

01-The Narthex

The narthex is an architectural element typical of early Christian and Byzantine basilicas and churches consisting of the entrance or lobby area, located at the west end of the nave, opposite the church's main altar. Traditionally the narthex was a part of the church building, but was not considered part of the church proper.

Our narthex is a gathering space for all the meet before and after celebrations. It is an area to connect with old friends, make new ones and to maybe also share some food and libations. We gather here to prepare our minds and hearts to join in any celebration in the church proper.

​It has a number of reproductions framed prints of well known and more obscure Catholic artworks and some exceptional photographic work to complement the marble statuary and the stained glass window that we hope will inspire our visitors and pilgrims.

Pilgrim's Prayer through Mary

O Virgin Mary, Help of Christians, we dedicate ourselves to your service. We concentrate our minds, hearts, and bodies and promise to work always for the glory of God and the salvation of man.

Protect the young and help the aged, save sinners and console the dying. You are our hope, Mary, Mother of Mercy and Gate of Heaven.  Pray to your Son for us so that we may be filled with selfless charity and deep faith. Ask Jesus for those things which we cannot obtain through our own actions and help us in this our present necessity.

May we always seek the Will of the Father in our lives. We ask you this, “Sweet Spouse of the Spirit" so that we may come to your Son in grace. 
Amen.