CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital – San Marcos opened a new “Little Flower” Chapel. The sacred space is in honor of St. Therese of Lisieux. Providing a place of prayer and reflection is of great importance for CHRISTUS Health, to provide not only physical care but spiritual care to all of our patients and their family members.
The new beautiful chapel is a warm and inviting space open to people of all faith traditions. The hospital had the honor of hosting Most Reverend Bishop Joe S. Vasquez for a blessing of the “Little Flower” Chapel. The altar, tabernacle, lectern, and cross were carefully hand-crafted by Jesse Garcia of MPS Construction.
The opening of this new chapel was made possible by the support of the CHRISTUS Friends Foundation, the San Marcos Foundation Board, and the original chapel donors including Eileen Armstrong, RN, Alcides Cairus, MD, A. Ray Jacobson, MD, Lynelle King, RN, C.J. Lockwood, hospital volunteer, Kenneth Long, MD, Bill Reeves, DDS, Unity Church, Charles von Henner, MD and Margaret Young, MD.
“The work and care that went into the opening of this new chapel exemplify how we continue to live out our mission of extending the healing ministry of Jesus Christ,” explains Thomas McKinney, president of CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital – San Marcos. “This chapel will provide patients and their families a peaceful place to reflect and pray even as external stresses continue.”