A mural at the heart of the new space
The Catholic Spirit
When Holy Spirit parish in St. Paul added a ministry center in 2001, Father Michael Papesh, pastor, wanted the space to reflect the church building across the street. In addition to romanesque-style arches carried over from the church’s design, he commissioned St. Paul artist Richard Schletty to paint a mural depicting the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit.
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A contemporary representation of the seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit
Counter-clockwise from upper left: Wisdom • Knowledge • Counsel • Fear of the Lord • Understanding • Fortitude • Piety
Artist: Richard Cecil Schletty Completed 10/29/2001
Below, left to right, top to bottom: Young girl representing Understanding, closeup of iconic representation of the Holy Spirit, closeup of Professor J. Ebacher representing Knowledge, Archbishop Harry Flynn (part of Piety vignette), closeup of soccer coach and players representing Counsel, and the Saint Paul Cathedral.