Saint Teresa Mosaic & Navarra Recognition Wall

 

Welcome to the audio tour of OLP’s Boundless Phase One. If at any time, you have questions or require direction, please ask one of our staff members or student ambassadors who are happy to assist.

You have just entered Esther Sanfilippo Navarra Hall through the Camarata Family Lobby. This entryway sets the tone for much of what you will see on this tour, starting with the oversized mosaic of St. Teresa of Calcutta from France. Then-Mother Teresa visited the campus in 1961 to speak to the students about her work in service to the poor, becoming the only saint to have walked OLP’s halls. 

As you proceed past the mosaic, you will look down to see a donor seal featuring the names of the cornerstone partners who have made these renovations possible. Within the seal, you’ll notice a reliquary lit from below. OLP has also been the recipient of a second-class relic of St. Theresa which is displayed in the reliquary blessing this as a truly sacred space.

Directly around the corner from the mosaic, you’ll find a wall dedicated to this building’s benefactor, Ann Navarra class of 1963, and the building’s namesake, Ann’s mother: Esther Sanfilippo Navarra. A proud alumna of OLP, Ann became the first donor to make a commitment toward Boundless. This gift follows nearly 40 years of her incredible generosity to OLP which included serving as the chair of OLP’s Board of Directors, supporting many galas and golf tournaments, and creating an annual scholarship for multiple OLP students.

Please proceed to the next stop on the tour.