Stained Glass Windows

The falling afternoon sun has a significant Impact on the ambiance of the  Sanctuary.

Stained glass windows

On each of the windows there is an inscription:

Word             Dabar        Logos           Verbum            Maria

English         Aramaic     Greek            Latin                  Mary

One cannot ignore the splash of light and colour emanating from the Stained Glass Widows. These windows were made in Venice. They are a participation in creation under the light of the Word because with the Word everything was created: the sun, the moon, the rain, the colours.

God said, “Let there be light”, and there was light (Gen 1:3)

God said, “Let there be a vault through the middle of the waters to divide

the waters in two”. And so it was. (Gen 1:6)

God said, “Let the waters under heaven come together into a single mass,

and let dry land appear.” And so it was. (Gen 1:9)

The inscriptions on the windows remind us that each time God speaks something creative really happens. For this we should not be afraid of allowing God to speak to us. One of the best means we have is his gift of His Word in scripture.


The Word cannot be understood on its own. We need help. This is represented by the lanterns which are a reference to the Holy Spirit which appeared like tongues of fire descending upon the Virgin Mary and the disciples gathered in the Cenacle at Pentecost.

– and there appeared to them tongues as of fire; these separated and came to rest on the head of each of them. (Acts 2:3).