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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Relic Chapel Stained Glass Windows

There are four stained glass windows in the Relic Chapel, located at the Shrine of the Holy Relics. The windows were imported form Munich Germany. This first one is St. Francis Xavier He is sometimes picture with St. Ignatius Loyola who convinced him to use his talents to spread the Gospel.

In his left hand he holds a cross, I am not sure what he is holding in his right. The detail in these windows is remarkable. Here is a close up so you can see the detail in the beard and fingernails.

The next window is Joseph, Mary and Jesus

This window of St. Kunigunda shows her holding a church, symbolic of the many churches and hospitals she helped found.

Here is a close up of her holding the church.

Once again the detail is just stunning.

This last stained glass window is Saint Rose of Lima.

Here is a close up of her as well. At first glance I completely missed the crown of thorns.
I found it fascinating the she was so devout about her faith and her oath of chastity that she used pepper and lye to ruin her complexion so she would not be attractive.

As always I enjoyed my stay and exploration at the Shrine of the Holy Relics. If you are ever in the area this is a must stop and see.

Related Links:
Fish Eaters (Symbols of the Saints in Art)
Saints SQPN
Catholic.Org (Saints)
Maria Stein Center

These were taken hand held with my Canon 50mm f/1.8 lens at F/5.6 1/60 ISO 400.

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