When they had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. "Get up," he said, "take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to search for the child to kill him." So he got up, took the child and his mother during the night and left for Egypt, where he stayed until the death of Herod. And so was fulfilled what the Lord had said through the prophet: "Out of Egypt I called my son."
This stained glass window showing the Holy Family escaping to Egypt is found in the Saint Joseph Church in Egypt Ohio just out side of Minster. I was very fortunate in that I met Dave Osterloh and he was kind enough to forward some of the history of the church that was compiled by his mother Barb Osterloh. The following is an excerpt from her manuscript.
Vividly colored stained glass windows (installed Sept. 1939). Of particular interest is the window depicting Mary's Flight Into Egypt, which commemorates a convent of that name which stood at Egypt from 1857 to 1912 and was an important part of the community. A picture of the convent hangs in the vestibule of the church.
Thanks David and Barb for sharing some of the history of this church. There was a whole lot more that David sent me and I hope to share more of it in future post.