Jesuit High School, founded in Tampa, Florida in 1899, moved to its current campus in 1956 to continue educating young men in the Jesuit tradition. The Chapel of the Holy Cross, to be dedicated in 2017, is a brick and limestone chapel inspired by the Jesuit tradition and by the centralized form of the existing Saint Anthony’s Chapel. It is designed to seat 900 and will provide a transcendent space for the Holy Liturgy and for daily convocations of the student body. The facade is composed of a limestone Doric portico and niches to accommodate Saint Ignatius of Loyola and Saint Francis Xavier.
The interior stained glass windows are related to the passion and the shedding of blood. The four corner shrines are dedicated to Jesuit martyrs: Saint Isaac Jogues, Saint Edmund Campion, Blessed Miguel Pro, and Saint Paul Miki, and the inscription over the sanctuary arch is taken from the liturgy on Good Friday: “Ecci lignum crucis in quo salus mundi pependit - Venite adoremus.” Above the tabernacle altar is a painting of the scene at La Storta, where Saint Ignatius received a vision of God the Father and Christ holding the cross and was told by Christ “Ego tibi Romae propitius ero.”