ST. ELIZABETH OF HUNGARY MURAL
Help Preserve a School Icon
The mural of St. Elizabeth of Hungary in our
front hallway, a gift from Msgr. Furlong which was dedicated
at the opening of the new building in 1950, has long been a part
our school's history. Pictured in our masthead above, it is probably one of the most
recognizable icons of St. Elizabeth School. Because it is
greatly in need of repair and because of its significance to the
school, some time ago we embarked upon a campaign to raise money for
its renovation. A very generous alumna gift and corporate match
of $2,000 was received.
recent meetings with restorers we have discovered that restoration
would cost almost $50,000 because of the materials used in
the original. The restorers did however suggest that we
commission an artist to duplicate the mural on a more durable
material, place this over the top of the existing mural, and cover it
with protective glass. There is an artist they highly recommend
for this project, which would cost $22,000, still significantly
less than what the restoration would cost.
We are looking
for "angel donors" who would be interested in underwriting
this project or a portion of it. While we understand
that this isn't one of those projects that directly impacts students
in the classroom, we feel that the rich history it represents makes it
important enough to take to our alumni and friends. Generations
of students have been welcomed by St. Elizabeth's image as they enter
the school everyday. In this depiction, she and her followers
graciously tend to dozens of children all around them, in a scene
reminiscent of the Holy Child Sisters, the Dominican Sisters of
Sparkill, the Sisters of Mercy, and the dedicated lay men and women
who continue their legacy by guiding our students everyday.
If you are in a
position to assist us with this project, we ask you to prayerfully
consider a gift so that this important symbol can continue to be
a part of St. Elizabeth School for many years to come.
you so much for your support of this very important project.
If you have any questions, please email