The Mosaic of Saint Anselm, Archbishop of Canterbury

The altar wall is graced with a mosaic of Saint Anselm, our parish patron by Leif Neandross. The archbishop is depicted dressed in full pontificals (bishop’s attire), wearing a pallium, a stole of white wool with six purple crosses to signify his union with the Holy See. Anselm is flanked by a pair of torches, signifying learning and knowledge. Below the torches his two chief writings are symbolized, on the left, the Proslogion, his proof of the existence of God, illustrated by the mountain, and on the right with the Virgin and Child, De Incarnatione Verbi, regarding the mystery of the Incarnation. Below him are the seal of the see of Canterbury and a depiction of the façade of the cathedral.