Chapel of the Holy Cross

Tampa, Florida

Chapel of the Holy Cross

The facade is composed of a limestone Doric portico with the inscription “Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam”. The chapel is topped with an octagonal cupola and a 14-foot gold cross that can be seen from afar.  In the interior, four corner shrines are dedicated to Jesuit martyrs: Saint Isaac Jogues, Saint Edmund Campion, Blessed Miguel Pro, and Saint Paul Miki.  In the apse is an altarpiece 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.” (“I will be favorable to you in Rome.”)

Chapel of the Holy Cross
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Chapel of the Holy Cross