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As part of the Cathedral restoration of 2015/2016, the area to the right of the sanctuary underwent significant changes.  Most notable of these changes was the relocation of the tabernacle from this area to the center of the sanctuary. The restored Pieta, seen here, was relocated from the west side entrance of the nave to the renovated Adoration Chapel. 

Brass gates were installed in the archways leading to the transept and sanctuary to allow this area to be open for private adoration and pray during hours when the cathedral is normally closed.
 The archway leading from the transept had been covered to provide a back wall for St. Joseph's altar and was opened as part of the 1982 Cathedral renovation.  The oak wainscoting of the chapel, which can be seen behind the Pieta, originally encompassed the main altar area, and its wooden ceiling were refreshed as part of the 2015/2016 restoration. 

 The stained glass window at the rear of the chapel illustrates the life of St. Dominic, a reminder that this once was the Sisters' Chapel for the Dominican nuns who have been a part of the St. Agnes community since 1917, when Mother Petra and five other nuns first came to teach in the parish school.

A beautiful marble altar with an intricate repeating arch motif was installed beneath the St. Dominic window. 
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