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4--Catholic Northwest Progress I rl ll March 15, 1963 ...for ' pri tomorrow s ests By FRED CORDOVA T. EDWARD'S SEMINARY needs a chapel. The Archdiocesan minor seminary in Kenmore needs not only a new chagel but one that will truly serve as the heart of an istitutin where boys become men and, eventually with God's grace, priests. The present chapel room, used for that purpose since 1942, was de- signed some 34 years ago as a study hall. It is located above the refectory on the second floor of the east wing next to another cramped facility, the library. The chapel seats 208 seminarians. Movable pews, accommodating four to a bench, are grouped in rows of three with two narrow aisles leading to the sanctuary. When the enrollment of the seminary is larger, folding chairs are placed back-to-back along the walls. Furnishings Are Simple The chapel urnishings are simple. Small Stations of the Cross line its blue walls. Two medium-sized statues of the Blessed Mother and St. Joseph stand in the rear. There is neither a communion rail nor an elevated platform separating the main body of the chapel from the sanctuary. Seminarians, receiving Communion at the daily 6:30 a. m. Mass, kneel on the linoleum floor around the base of the altar. By habit they have learned to avoid bumping into the organ console on the epistle side. Only an oriental rug on the central altar steps give any dignity to the confined sanctuary. The focal point is a simple wooden altar. A veiled tabernacle is its only feature. Above that is suspended the crucifix. Paneled walls, installed three years ago, have replaced draperies which hid the temporary walls of the small sacristy. No Ruhning Water The ante-room, used as the sacristy, has no running water for the lavabo nor storage space for servers' robes. The stark simplicity in the Continued on Page 6