Windows Into The Very Heart of Our Faith
The glorious stained-glass windows of our Cathedral provide a bold view into the splendor and majesty of our Mother Church
THE GREAT WINDOWS OF THE NAVE
Twenty-four of the twenty-six great windows in the Cathedral’s nave show The Savior Present in the Gospel. Their subject matter comprises Gospel incidents, which have been grouped to convey certain aspects of the life and mission of our Savior.
Christ the King
The stained glass in the façade, behind the Austin organ, represents Christ the King. This, like all the windows in the main nave, is the work of Jean Barillet of Paris. It was through the Son of God that in the beginning, all things were made. By him, when he came incarnate among us, man was redeemed. All creation is under his rule and in his keeping.
Nine Windows of the Two Transcept Chapels
Flanking the nave are the two transept chapels, (Blessed Sacrament Chapel and The Madonna Chapel), which serve to make the plan of the Cathedral represent a cross in the gothic style.
The nine windows are of thick glass set in cement and chipped with special tools to give a brilliant, faceted appearance like that of a cut jewel. They are the work of Pierre Millous.