The Chapel of St Laurence was built in 1973 on top of the Secondary Library (pictured to the right before it was renovated in 2010). It has hosted many Masses, weddings and gatherings over the years.
It has now converted into a Primary Resource Centre and become the third level of the Br Campbell Resource Centre.
A temporary chapel has been set up in the Archbishop Duhig Building until a new chapel is built in the near future.
The Edmund Rice Window
The Edmund Rice window at St Laurence's College was completed in 1995 by Alf Mariot, an Australian artist of Irish birth.
The window has Edmund Rice as the main figure with one of the destitute children of Dublin learning to read. The halo around Edmund was a little artistic licence considering his beatification was still to come.
The central building was Edmund's first primary school from which the congregation of Christian Brothers grew. The ship in habour symbolises Edmund's Business acumen and the travel of the first Brothers to Australia. These men and their few belongings are joined to wattle branches in full bloom. St Laurence's College's crest is set unambiguously in this context.
Boys are depicted in various activities to show the progress in educational methods over time. Incidentally the bottom figure is drafting a plan, which symbolises the building of a future through education. The extensive rich green foliage could be the green hills of Ireland or the green fields and golden wattle of Australia. It is in the eyes of the beholder, according to the artist.
The current chapel holds this artistic expression of our rich heritage. It will be moved to the new chapel when it is bulit.