The following is a selection of the treasures present at the DePaul Library.
A cope is a priestly vestment. Woven by hand with gold and silk brocade on silk in Lyon, France in 1925, this cope was purchased for the 50th Anniversary of St. Vincent de Paul parish. It was worn by a priest who represented the Vincentian order at the 1926 Eucharistic Congress in Chicago. According to the importer's description: "The Vestments derive their name from the fact that throughout the suit angelic forms appear, adoring God and chanting His praise."
In this image you can see a close-up on the upper most part of the Cope. The intricate design beautifully depicts the Coronation of our Blessed Lady by the Trinity.
In this close up, you may see the great detail that went into this beautiful, sacred vestment.
Located in the Library, this depiction of the Miraculous Medal is just one of the many beautiful stained glass windows still preserved on campus. This particular stained glass image is located directly above the location of the cope pictured above.