The Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles called upon Straub to help accommodate their growing monastery and community. This beautiful new 13,790 SF church is unlike any other, featuring ornate architecture mimicking the historic churches of Europe, with hand painted murals, groin vaulted ceiling and splayed windows.

The unique nature of the structure posed a few construction challenges, building from the top down to accommodate the bell tower, and required specialty consultants, including a $1.5 million stone masonry package, inspired by the Historic Taylor Barn in Lawrence, Kansas. The church includes a basement, loft area, as well as a large sanctuary with very high and ornate ceilings.

Straub’s strong working relationship with the Sisters in Gower has led to multiple projects throughout the past 10 years.

Owner: The Benedictine’s of Mary Queen of Apostles

Architect: William Heyer Architect