It was my joy and privilege this past Friday to perform the wedding of Kyle and Shannon (Sellers) Phillips in the St. Aloysius Chapel, in Cincinnati (the chapel is on the right in the photo above).
St. Aloysius Chapel (also known as the Holy Family Chapel) is located at 4721 Reading Road, on the grounds of St. Aloysius Orphanage in Bond Hill. The orphanage as an organization dates back to 1839, when it was located on Fourth Street in Cincinnati. The orphanage moved to the 62.5 acres on Reading Road (then called Dayton Road) in 1856.
The gorgeous stone chapel was constructed in 1923. The interior is strikingly beautiful and well cared-for. Its golden peaked altar, original wooden pews, and stained glass windows provide a truly inspiring setting. A nondenominational chapel these days, it can accommodate up to 320 guests.
Beautiful stained glass windows, like the above depiction of Jesus and the children (so appropriate for a place dedicated to the care of children), are plentiful and gorgeous.
A gold-leafed panel of angels illuminates the wall on each side of the altar.
I must have passed this chapel hundreds of times in my lifetime, but last week was the first time I entered the grounds and enjoyed the chapel. I'm so glad. It's worth seeing, and added a whole lotta beauty to the occasion.