CHICAGO, IL – Canon Matthew Talarico and A Elizabeth Ortner made a visit to Daprato Rigali Studios this week. It was a visit full of wonderful surprises! Daprato Rigali is one of the companies that is being interviewed for the restoration of the windows and the creation of the stained glass. It is a family owned company with a long history, including a history with St. Clara/St. Gelasius. The photos below were provided to us from their archive. It is of a May Day celebration in the 1950’s when the Shrine was the National Shrine of St. Therese of Lisieux.
There is a statue in the 1950’s photo of St. Elias. To our surprise, this statue was at the Daprato Rigali Studio! Thank you, Bob Rigali, for the wonderful visit.