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Stained Glass

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Click here for a visual overview of the following stained glass windows in both St. Mary's Chapel and McDonough Hall:

Chapel Windows

  • Blessed are the poor in spirit: St. Francis & Blessed Mother Teresa
  • Blessed are those who mourn: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton & St. Paula
  • Blessed are the meek: St. Patrick & St. Gianna Beretta Molla
  • Blessed are those who hunger and thirst: St. Edward the Confessor & St. Frances Xavier Cabrini
  • Blessed are the merciful: St. Vincent de Paul & St. Carnillus de Lellis
  • Blessed are the pure in heart: St. Brigid of Kildare & St. Bernadette of Lourdes
  • Blessed are the peacemakers: St. Elizabeth of Portugal & St. Barnabas
  • Blessed are those who are persecuted: St. Maximilian Kolbe & St. Teresa Benedicta

McDonough Hall - Saints

The following windows in McDonough Hall represent professions and ministries in which many Holy Spirit parishioners are involved.
  • St. Thomas More – Patron Saint of Lawyers
  • St. Agatha – Patron Saint of Persons with Breast Cancer
  • St. Michael – Patron Saint of Police Officers
  • St. Mary Magdalene –Patron Saint of Converts
  • St. John Berchmans – Patron Saint of Altar Servers
  • St. Robert Bellarmine – Patron Saint of Catechists, Catechumens & Educators
  • St. Martin de Porres – Patron Saint of Social Justice
  • St. Gerard Majella – Patron Saint of Pregnant Women
  • St. Fiacre – Patron Saint of Healing, Gardening
  • St. Joseph – Patron Saint of Families
  • St. John of God – Patron Saint of Firefighters
  • St. John Vianney – Patron Saint of Priests
  • St. John Baptist de la Salle – Patron Saint of Teachers
  • St. Raymond of Penyafort – Patron Saint of Canon Law
  • St. Guy of Anderlect – Patron Saint of Sacristans
  • St. Therese of Lisieux – Patron Saint of Missionaries
  • St. Margaret Mary Alacoque – Patron Saint of Polio Victims
  • St. Nicholas – Patron Saint of Children
  • St. Stephen – Patron Saint of Deacons
  • St. Jude – Patron Saint of Hopeless Causes
  • St. Anthony – Patron Saint of Lost Items
  • St. Joan of Arc – Patron Saint of the Military

McDonough Hall - Symbols

The following windows represent virtues or symbols of our Catholic faith:
  • Faith, Hope, Charity – three theological virtues represented by the Calvary Crosse, also called the Graded Cross, which sits atop three steps, representing (from the top step down): Faith, Hope and Charity. The anchor is also a symbol of the cross used by early Christians in the catacombs (ancient Egyptian in its origin) and the open bible symbolizes the word of God.
  • Chalice – represents the blood of Christ
  • Praise – represented by the harp or lyre
  • Joy – represented by the harp or lyre
  • Crown & Cross – representing Christ the King and the crucifixion
  • Communion – the Body and Blood of Christ
  • Temperance – cardinal virtue; the chain symbolizes the restraining of the passions. The flame is the light of love for God in us or in our soul. The ruler or square symbolizes the measure we must take when making decisions.
  • Prudence – cardinal virtue represented by the lamps of oil brought by the five wise virgins
  • Justice – cardinal virtue represented by a sword and scales
  • Anchor - relates to the virtue of hope of salvation and holding secure in faith
  • Holy Sacraments – symbolize the two sacraments of Baptism and the Holy Eucharist and their intrinsic connection to the cross
  • Alpha & Omega – The first and last letters of the Greek alphabet used by early Christians to express God’s absolute perfection, “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.” (Rev. 22:13)

Pope’s Room

The following windows are found in the Pope’s Room, a seating area just off of McDonough Hall. Popes from the 20th and 21st centuries are represented in addition to St. Peter, the first Pope, and the Papal Emblem.
  • Pope Benedict XVI
  • Pope St. John Paul II
  • Pope John Paul I
  • Pope Paul VI
  • Pope St. Pius X
  • Pope John XXIII
  • Pope St. Peter

Windows with symbols representing the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre and the Military and Hospitaller Order of St. Lazarus have been added in the mechanical loft area above the Narthex.