Franciscan Health Munster earlier this month dedicated and blessed a new mosaic depicting St. Francis during a ceremony at the hospital.
The mosaic was commissioned by husband and wife Pete Nau Sr. and Debbie Nau, in memory of Pete’s parents, Mike and Patricia Nau. Mike Nau served on the St. Margaret’s Citizen’s Board of Directors and owned Hammond Machine Works.
His family, who continues to run the business, wanted to honor and continue his philanthropic spirit with the commissioning of the artwork.
The mosaic is the work of Chicago-based artist David Lee Csisko, a Hammond native. Csisko worked with husband and wife Florin Vistian and Alsonsa Burcheri Vistian of Assisi, Italy — the birthplace of St. Francis — to complete the fabrication.