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Sr. Joan Jurski, OSF, speaking about the San Damiano Cross in Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel. The cross is a replica of the one in San Damiano, Italy, where "the crucified Christ spoke to Francis, telling him to "Go, repair my church"

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Sr. Joan Jurski, OSF, speaking about the San Damiano Cross in Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel.

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Sr. Joan, third from right, speaking with Srini Srinivasan, right, about the metal tile work depicting the Canticle of the Sun, on the wall at right. Others on the tour are, from left: Geraldine Hamann, Jeff Hennessy, his wife Germaine Hennessy; Sr. Joan, Kamala Srinivasan, and her husband Srini Srinivasan.

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Sr. Joan, OSF, speaking about St. Clare, who heard Francis preaching and wanted to imitate him "[by] liv[ing] a poor humble life for Jesus". She founded an order called the "Poor Clares".

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Steps outside of the library. After failing at several agricultural ventures at the current site, Mother Adelaide decided that the grounds would become a "monastic garden. That the beauty of all creatures and the arts would raise our hearts to God".

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Sr. Joan Jurski, OSF, left, talks about the Portiuncula Chapel on the tour with Srini, center, and Kamala Srinivasan, right, both of Toledo.

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San Damiano Cross in Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel. The cross is a replica of the one in San Damiano, Italy.

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A 25-foot cross stands 18 feet above ground near Our Queen of Peace Chapel. It weighs 1,500 pounds and was carved from black locust trees on the campus, with pieces collected from the ground.

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