Category: church windows

Church Windows – Holy Week and Easter

 April 3, 2018

Jesus is risen, Alleluia! What more is there to say? Jesus lived, died and rose from the dead. The last days of Jesus’ life are depicted in these windows. Jesus, even on the cross, is glorious as he prepares to go to his Father. The sunlight shining behind this window has obscured many of the […]

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Church Windows – Taking Up our Daily Cross this Lent!

 February 15, 2018

Then he said to them all, “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.” (Luke 9:23) I love Luke’s version of this saying of Jesus. It’s the same as Mathew and Mark’s except for the addition of one word, daily. It’s a reminder […]

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Church Windows – The Baptism of Jesus

 January 18, 2018

A voice whispers late in the night, “You are my beloved child, in you I am well pleased.” Words God spoke to his Son thousands of years ago. Words God continues to speak to each of us if we but have ears to hear. In this stained glass window, we see Jesus, garbed in a […]

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The Windows of St. John’s – Christmas Day!

 December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas! Mary, Joseph and the baby, surrounded by angels playing musical instruments:  harp, lute and violin! What wonderful music the heavenly chorus must have made as they proclaimed the birth of Emmanuel. We, too have reason to praise our God and join with all of the angels and  saints in singing: “Glory to God […]

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The Windows of St. John – The Visitation

 December 21, 2017

We are starting the peak travel time of the year as families, separated by miles, gather to celebrate Christmas. Some of these women travelling are pregnant. They know first-hand the difficulties of travelling when dealing with morning sickness or a bladder that is being pressed upon by a developing baby. Mary, after being told by […]

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The Windows of St. John’s – The Annunciation

 December 14, 2017

My home church, St. John the Evangelist in Jackson, Michigan, is filled with beautiful stained glass windows. I’ve long admired them and the way they tell the story of Jesus through art. And so I’ve decided to share them with you, starting with the ones that depict the five joyful mysteries of the rosary which […]

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