Stalls, the Seat of Prayer
These intricate, decorative wooden seats are stalls. The chairs were built and installed when the chapel was rebuilt, from 1901 to 1902. The choir nuns would sit in these wooden stalls after their procession into the interior chapel. The Mother Superior and her council would take the seats of honor, at the back of the church. Do you know why the side rows face each other? It’s because we sing in turn, using a call-and-response song style.