Detail of the Altar in Passionist Monastery Choir
How would you design a monastery chapel in 2021. In the mid-1920s American Passionists decided to build a new monastery in Jamaica Estates, Queens, New York. The file below is the image of the monastery altar which still exists as a reverential liturgical centerpiece in the monastery choir. As you look at the drawing, consider the following. Why did the Passionists select architect Robert J. Riley. with offices at 12 East Forty-First Street, New York. Note as well that the Jamaica monastery was built under the Passionist legal corporation, Passionist Monastery of Our Lady of the Isle. Those familiar with Passionist history might be aware that this was associated with Passionist foundation at Shelter Island, New York on the east end of Long Island.