Mary Lou Campana Chapel and Lecture Center
The Mary Lou Campana Chapel and Lecture Center was built in 2007 and features a 10-panel stained glass mural depicting dozens of animals from all seven continents. It measures 22 feet wide by 11 feet high and is composed of 3,000 pieces of glass. The glass was made at the Youghiogheny Opalescent Glass Company in Connellsville, PA. The artwork was inspired by the “Peaceable Kingdom,” a series of paintings by 19th century painter and Quaker preacher Edward Hicks, who used animal imagery to convey a biblical message of peace. The stained glass artwork was designed and installed by Terry Bengel, an graduate of Pitt-Greensburg, who also designed the stained glass mural, “Upward to the Light,” at Millstein Library.
The chapel is named in memory of Mary Lou Campana, who along with her twin sister Virginia Campana, were supporters of the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg. The stained glass mural is an illustration of the two sisters’ lifelong devotion to the welfare of animals and their deep religious beliefs.
Did you know . . . that the Mary Lou Campana Chapel and Lecture Center is available for weddings? The space will accommodate 172 guests and is available to those who have a direct affiliation with the University. Please click here for more information.