Our Stained Glass Window
How many of us have marveled at the beauty of our stained glass window without seeing all of its symbolism? This magnificent window was designed and created by the Willet Company of Pennsylvania and was installed in 1969. The following is the description of the window as noted by the fabricator.
"Earth is at the bottom of the window shown by the colors of browns and grays, relieved only by golden sparkles representing joy. The small joy of earth increases as the window rises toward heaven at the top, until it bursts like the sunrise at the center of the cross. The principal symbol of Christianity is the cross and this dominates the whole window. Flanking it, on the way to the glory at the top, are small symbols of the two sacraments, Baptism and Communion. On the left are grapes and the chalice. On the right are bread and the escallop shell of Baptism. It is through the Sacraments that the Christian draws near to Christ. At the very top of the window, presented in a most abstract way, is the red and white banner of the victory of life over sin and death. Heaven is realization of its power and its joy."