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Christ the King Chapel

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"For a thousand years, day and night, the Chapel of Christ, the King, will sing praises to God. It will live intimately with you. I like to think of its tabernacle enshrining the youthful Christ, the Christ of the Campus.

To young men [and women] through the ages it will import virtue and strength and love and goodness that will beget leaders in character, leaders in faith and truth. I hope it will see only good days - days good to God, free and un-oppressed."

-David Klise, 1953


Welcome to Christ the King Chapel!

Designed by Cincinnati architect Edward Schulte and constructed under the leadership of Msgr. Ambrose Burke, Christ the King Chapel on the St. Ambrose University campus was first dedicated on December 2, 1953.

Speaking at the dedication Mass, Samuel Cardinal Stritch, Archbishop of Chicago, said that the Chapel "proclaims the whole reason for the existence of this institution."

Having undergone extensive renovation throughout the design of Gossen-Livingston Architects in Wichita, Kansas, and its re-dedication in 2006, Christ the King Chapel remains the center of faith life for the St. Ambrose community. From its soaring stained glass windows to the locally crafted altar, ambo, and tabernacle, the Chapel reflects the faith of the many people who have passed through its doors.

Come and join us for mass, held during the academic year. Click here for Mass times. The Campus Ministry offices are also housed in the Lower Chapel.


Take a Digital Tour

Come look online and experience many of the notable features of Christ the King Chapel. Learn about the history of the artwork, woodwork, and much more right here!