"...we often longed for a quiet, secluded place to pray. We wanted and needed to be in touch with God in a special sanctuary, not just a busy hospital room or crowded hall."
Rose Mary (Mrs. Wendell Winters) Budge
A place to pray, to meditate, to find peace. That's what many patients, their families, medical staff and employees requested, according to Nix chaplains.
Spearheaded by the Nix Health Foundation and with support from physicians, Nix staff, Senior Gold members and patients, the Nix Chapel of Hope was dedicated on February 1, 2007.
Participating clergy included the Most Reverend Patrick J. Zurek, DD, Auxiliary Bishop of San Antonio; Reverend Louis H. Zbinden, Professor of Pastoral Ministry and Leadership at Austin Seminary and retired pastor First Presbyterian Church in San Antonio; and Rabbi Leonardo Bitran, rabbi to Congregation Agudas Achim in San Antonio.
Beautiful ornate stained glass is the focal point of the Nix Chapel of Hope.
Light, a universal symbol of God, is incorporated through rays of light radiating from the panes of glass. A river that runs through the piece of art signifies both the San Antonio River that the Nix sits beside and water which carries a multitude of meanings.
A dove located at the center represents peace and hope. Pictured on this page is the center panel of the stained glass windows.
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