The Universe Chapel

The Day Chapel, also referred to as the Universe Chapel because of the beautiful stained glass depiction of the midnight sky, is one of two very distinct chapels located inside the Basilica. In order to create a restful atmosphere that encourages prayer and also reverences Mary as Queen of the Universe, architectural glass artist Ken vonRoenn created the windows from photographic studies of the night sky. The result is a prayerful and contemplative environment, one in which the heart’s gaze is drawn to the power of glory of God.