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St Clare in Stained Glass – 11 August(0)

July 30, 2021

I first encountered St Clare when visiting the church of San Damiano (below), at the foot of the hill on which Assisi is built. In the building are two matching stained glass windows, one of woman religious [1], the other [2] of St Francis.… More

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The Apostles in Stained Glass

The feast of Saints Peter and Paul is on 29 June, and those for Saints Thomas and James are in July. This focusses attention on the apostles. They evangelised the world as they knew it in their lifetimes. But how can we picture them after two millenia?… More

The Holiness of the Catholic Church

Symbols of hope

Some years ago I visited the new cathedral in downtown Los Angeles. I was struck by the multi-coloured woven banners, each about five metres high, decorating both side walls and depicting saints of all the Americas, north, south and central.… More

Cairns Cathedral – Bucket List Item

Several friends who had been to Cairns told me that the stained glass windows were superb. So I put it on my ‘bucket list’. The chance finally came to fly there after a road trip with friends that ended in Brisbane.… More


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