Dignity of Labor

Dignity of Labor

Dignity of Labor

 

The Dignity of Labor shows students that cooperation is required in all aspects of life. As the Sisters at Rosemont explained to the community in a letter detailing the dedication day of the chapel (January 9, 1941). We hope that our students will get the habit here at Rosemont of visiting Our Lord really meant when He said, ‘Come to Me all ye who labor and are heavily burdened and I will refresh you.’

Labor is depicted by Saint Joseph, who is shown instructing the young Jesus as a virile adolescent. The window also depicts how the church is involved in all occupations, with angels holding the symbols of work. Likewise these angels are all helping one another,  noting that no one can do something alone.

There was a letter wrote by the sisters of Rosemont to the Reverend Mother and Sisters further explaining their intentions behind the windows stating,  “To us who have the responsibility of the work at the College it is a great own to have such a Chapel where we can find courage and inspiration to go on with the great work of the Society has given us to do.”

In the predella there are images of a factory, beehive and farm, all symbols of industry.