Dec 11, 2008 Print This Article

Liturgical Banners Donated to Concordia Seminary, St. Louis

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, received a generous donation of five liturgical banners that were placed in the Student Chapel in The Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus on the Seminary campus. The banners were created by Jeanette Paulson, a liturgical fabric artist from Duluth, Minn., and were donated by Marcia Hoemann in memory of her husband Victor H. Hoemann from Florissant, Mo.

“It was our goal to commission a strong Christological design and our artist, Jeanette Paulson, has achieved this,” commented Dr. James Brauer, former dean of the chapel. “An additional aspect of the design has been identified in the comments of many students and colleagues, who after first seeing the banners, say, ‘They fit so well it seems like they have always been there.’”

The five separate banners over the altar form a single rich and symbolic impression. The primary element is the circle representing the Light of God, Jesus Christ, and his life and teachings. Background colors of purple, red, blue and green contrast with the white of the circle, the silver and gold of the rays and the silver and gray of the pathways. The circle image contains small squares suggesting light for the “corners” of the world. Some of the textured fabrics absorb light and some reflect light. Together they create a rich repetition of colors and shapes found elsewhere in the Chapel.

For more information, contact Communications, Concordia Seminary, 801 Seminary Place, St. Louis, MO 63105; 314-505-7374;