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The Assumption in Stained Glass(0)

August 1, 2018

We celebrate the Assumption of Mary into Heaven on 15th August. There is no scriptural reference to the Assumption, but it has been part of Church tradition since the 4th Century. Pope Pius XII declared in 1950 that “It is dogma revealed by God that the Immaculate Mother of God, Mary ever Virgin, when the course of her earthly life was finished, was taken up body and soul into the glory of Heaven.”

We then celebrate the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary on 22nd August.… More

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Sacred Hearts in Stained Glass

Two significant feasts occur back-to-back on 8th & 9th  June: The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus and The Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

I looked in my collection of stained glass photographs, to find that I had mostly bypassed windows of the Sacred Heart because they were not strictly biblical (which was where my interest lay at the time).… More

After the Resurrection in Stained Glass

Luke tell us that on the same day that Jesus rose, He appeared to walk with Cleopas and another disciple on the road to Emmaus. This window [1] from St Genes-des-Carnes, Clermont-Ferand, France shows what the encounter might have been like.… More

Last Supper in Stained Glass

On Holy Thursday we celebrate the Mass of the Last Supper. This seems often to fade into the background against the centrality of the Crucifixion and Resurrection. Yet we remember the Last Supper every time we take part in the Mass.… More


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