To the left is a overall photograph of the High Scagliola
Altar. Scagliola is a rare and unique process for producing
beautiful and precious stone surfaces, for interior applications.
The Upper Tier contains Saint Hedwig, Our Patron, at the High, and
Saints Peter and Paul.
Below, the Middle Tier, is the Evangelists, Matthew, Mark, Luke,
The lower tier, contains the Tabernacle and the Lighted Angels.
And at the base of the High Altar is a beautiful rendition of the
To the right is the "Upper Tier of the High Altar"
Saint Hedwig -
Feast Day: October 16
Also known as Jadwiga, she was the daughter of Count Berthold IV of
Andechs, Bavaria, where she was born. She was educated at Kitzingen Monastery in Franconia
and when she was twelve, she was married to Duke Henry of Silesia. In 1202, on the death
of his father, Henry succeeded to the dukedom and at Hedwig's request built a Cistercian
monastery for nuns at Trebnitz, the first monastery for women in Silesia; the couple
founded numerous other monasteries and hospitals. They had seven children, and two
of them, Henry and Conrad, despite Hedwig's efforts, warred over the division of
territories made by Duke Henry in 1112; and in 1227 Henry and Duke Ladislaus of Sandomir
warred against Swatopluk of Pomerania. They were successful but when Ladislaus was killed,
Henry went to war against Conrad of Masovia over Ladislaus' lands; Hedwig acted as
peacemaker between the two and restored peace. On the death of Henry in 1238, Hedwig moved
into the monastery at Trebnitz. Her son Henry was killed in 1240 in a battle against the
Mongol Tartars near Wahlstadt, and she died at Trebnitz, Poland, on October 15. Many
miracles were attributed to her and she was canonized in 1267. She is the patroness of
Saint Peter -
Feast Day: June 29th
St. Peter was the first Pope of the Church.
He was a fisherman before being called as an apostle. St. Peter died
around 64 A.D. by crucifixion. However, St. Peter was crucified upside
down because he did not feel he was worthy to die in the same manner as
our Lord. He has two epistles attributed to himself. St. Peter is
mentioned in the Roman Canon. He is the Patron Saint of Bakers, Clock
Makers, Fisherman, and Rome.
Saint Paul -
Feast Day: June 29th
St. Paul was martyred in Rome around 67 A.D. He
was a Pharisee who converted to Christ after being knocked down by a
light and blinded. He is mentioned in the Roman Canon. He was present
and condoned the stoning to death of St. Stephen who was the first
martyr. St. Paul's letters are dated between 50-65 A.D. He is the Patron
Saint of the Lay Apostolate, the Cursillo Movement, Catholic Action,
Musicians, Rome, Tent Makers, Malta, and Greece.
To the left is one of the Lighted Angels.
To the right is the Crucifix in the Dome above the
This is not the original Tabernacle in this Altar,
The new Tabernacle replaced the old, sometime before 1978.
Inscribed above the Tabernacle:
In Memory of: Stanley and Marie Bist
The Last Supper: