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Franciscan Health Munster dedicates new mosaic

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Franciscan Health leaders gathered in Munster to dedicate a new St. Francis mosaic.

The mosaic, which depicts St. Francis, was blessed and dedicated during a ceremony in October at the hospital.

The colorful mosaic was commissioned by Pete Nau Sr. and Debbie Nau, husband and wife. The artwork was developed in memory of Pete’s parents, Mike and Patricia Nau. The Nau family wanted to honor Mike’s philanthropic spirit.

Mike Nau served on the St. Margaret’s Citizen’s board of directors. He also owned Hammond Machine Works, a business the Nau family continues to run.

The mosaic was created by David Lee Csicsko, a Hammond native. Csicsko is an internationally recognized designer and artist who lives and works in Chicago. He has created stained glass and mosaic artwork for private homes and for hospitals, universities, elementary schools and churches.

Csicsko worked with Florin Vistian and Alsonsa Burcheri Vistian, a husband-and-wife team, to create the artwork. The Vistians are from Assisi, Italy —the birthplace of St. Francis.

Franciscan Health operates under the Franciscan Alliance Inc., a Catholic health care system. The system operates 11 hospitals serving Indiana and one hospital in Illinois. Franciscan Health's headquarters are in Mishawaka. More than 18,000 full- and part-time employees work in its health facilities.

Caption: Franciscan leaders gathered Oct. 10 for a dedication and blessing ceremony for a recently commissioned St. Francis mosaic. Pictured (from left) are Franciscan Alliance Northern Indiana Board of Directors Chairman Calvin Bellamy; artist David Lee Csisko; Sister M. Clare Reuille, OSF; Franciscan Health Foundation Board President and Chairwoman Sister Jane Marie Klein, OSF; mosaic donors Debbie Nau and Pete Nau Sr.; Franciscan Health Dyer and Munster COO Sean Leahy and Franciscan Health Foundation Director of Development MinDee Richard. (Provided by Franciscan Health)

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