This overlook is actually comprised of the porch entrance to the old student chapel that was burned down in the fire of 1926. These steps are all that remain, and today give a nice view into the Rose Garden Cemetery.
Our Lady of Guadalue Side Chapel Statues of St. Anne and St. Joachim (Mary's parents) flank the lower level, while 2 portraints of Mary, mother of God, grace the center. The smaller portrait located above the larger is a remnant of the 1926 fire that destroyed the previous Mission.
St. Francis Side Chapel A Mission era statue of St. Francis of Assisi (center), is displayed along with St. Collette and St. Francis of Solano. The latter two statues were saved by students from the 1926 fire. The altar also houses a relic of St. Juniperro Serra, founder of the 21 Alta California Missions.
The Holy Family This impressive paitning was done by Riva Giuseppe Bergamo in 1889 and portrays the holy family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph juxtaposed with God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. It originially graced the high altar of the adjacent student chapel but was pulled from the 1926 fire before the building was destroyed.