Mary’s Chapel (private), Emmitsburg, MD
Rambusch designed, fabricated and installed stained glass windows, Stations of the Cross and liturgical furnishings in this 702 sq-ft gem-like private chapel. Recipient of a 2017 Palladio Award.
Rambusch worked closely with the architect and the donor to achieve a unique result, a private-use chapel that is small and perfect in every way. Created for just fifteen worshippers, each element was designed with special care from the thirteen stained glass windows of the apse and nave commemorating major events in the lives of Jesus and Mary, to the Stations of the Cross in Carrara marble, to the central carved wood crucifix and the mosaic semi-dome of the chapel above the altar.
Carved marble Stations of the Cross surround the pews on the perimeter of the chapel. A bronze cross surmounts the chapel. Rambusch also designed and fabricated the lighting fixtures, which bring the interior experience of this little chapel to life.