West Wall, Back to Front
THE NATIVITY OF JESUS
LK 2:15 "Glory to God in the Highest"
“When the angels had returned to heaven, the shepherds said to one another. Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this event which the Lord has made known to us”
TOP: Saint Ambrose d.397; Reformer of Western Church Music: beehive and scourge (industry, power of preaching)
THE SOLEMNITY OF MARY AND GIVING OF THE NAME OF JESUS
LK 2:10 "Mine eyes have seen Thy salvation"
“The angel said to them: You have nothing to fear! I come to proclaim good news to you-tidings of great joy to be shared by the whole people”
TOP: Saint Jerome d.420; (Bible translator of the Latin Vulgate Bible)
THE FLIGHT INTO EGYPT
MT 2:15 "Out of Egypt I called my Son"
“He stayed there until the death of Heron, to fulfill what the Lord has said through the prophet: Out of Egypt I have called my son.”
TOP: Saint Matthew; three money bags (formerly a tax gatherer)
THE HOLY FAMILY AT NAZARETH
EPH 3:17 "That Christ may dwell by faith in your hearts."
“May Christ dwell in your hearts through faith, and may charity be the root and foundation of your life"
TOP: Saint James the Less; windmill (diligent labor)
JESUS IN THE TEMPLE WITH THE DOCTORS OF THE LAW
LK 2:49 "Did you not know that I must be about my Father's business?"
“He said to them: “Why did you search for me? Did you not know I had to be in my Father’s house.”
TOP: Saint Thomas; church (founded Church in India, patron of builders)
THE MIRACLE OF THE WINE AT CANA
JN 2:4 "My hour is not yet come"
“Jesus replied: “Woman how does this concern of yours involve me? My hour has not yet come.”
TOP: Saint Bartholomew; book and knife (faith, manner of martyrdom)
THE WOMAN AT THE WELL
PS 41:2 "My soul hath thirsted after the strong living God."
“Happy is he who has regard for the lowly and the poor; in the day of misfortune the Lord will deliver him"
TOP: Saint Philip; basket and hammer (feeding the 5000, carpenter)
JESUS SAVES PETER FROM THE STORM
MT 14:33 "Thou art the Son of God"
“Those who were in the boat showed him reverence, declaring, “Beyond doubt you are the Son of God!”
TOP: Saint John Evangelist; sword and serpent (power of Spirit over sin)
West Ambulatory Windows
MT 3:17 "This is my beloved Son"
*“With that, a voice from the heavens said, “This is my beloved Son. My favor rests on him.”
ENTRANCE INTO JERUSALEM
MK 11:10 "Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord"
*“Blessed is the reign of our father David to Come! Hosanna in the highest!”
THE PENITENT WOMAN
LK 7:50 "Your faith has saved you"
*“Meanwhile he said to woman. “Your faith has been your salvation. Now go in peace”
THE AGONY IN THE GARDEN
MK 26:42 "Father, thy will be done"
*"Withdrawing a second time, he began to pray: “My Father, if this cannot pass me by without my drinking it, your will be done!”
LK 23:23 "Do not weep for me, weep for yourselves"
*”Jesus turned to them and said, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me. Weep for yourselves and for your children”
JN 1:29 "This is the Lamb of God"
*”The next day, when John caught sight of Jesus coming toward him, he exclaimed: “Look there is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!”
MT 28:6 "He has raised as He promised"
*”But he is not here”. He has been raised, exactly as he promised. Come and see the place where he was laid.”
LK 24:51 "He left them and was taken up"
*”As he blessed them, he left them, and was taken up to heaven.”
MT 17:2 "He was transfigured before them"
”He was transfigured before their eyes. His face became as dazzling as the sun, his clothes as radiant as light"
*Scripture taken from the New American Catholic Bible
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THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT
LK 6:37 “Judge not and you shall not be judged”
“Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Pardon, and you shall be pardoned.”
TOP: Saint Peter, crossed keys (Power of the Primacy)
THE RAISING OF LAZARUS
JN 11:43 “Lazarus, come forth”
“Having said this, he called loudly. “Lazarus, come out!”
TOP: Saint James the Greater, sword and shell (martyrdom by Herod)
THE GOOD SHEPHERD
JN 10:14 “The Lord is my Shepherd”
“I am the good shepherd, I know my sheep and my sheep know me.”
TOP: Saint Andrew, loaves and fishes (Miracle of Feeding the 5000)
SUFFER THE LITTLE CHILDREN TO COME TO ME
MK 10:14; “Jesus became indignant when he noticed it and said to them: “Let the children come to me and do not hinder them. It is to just such as these that the kingdom of God belongs.”
TOP: Saint Jude, ship (missionary journeys)
THE CONVERSION OF SAINT PAUL
ACTS 9:4 “Saul, why persecutest thou me?”
“He fell to the ground and at the same time heard a voice saying, “Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?”
TOP: Saint Simon, fish and book (fisher of men by preaching the Word)
JESUS GIVES THE KEYS OF THE KINGDOM TO PETER
MT 16:18 Upon this rock I will build my church
“I for my part declare to you, you are ‘Rock’ and on this rock I will build my church and the jaws of death shall not prevail against it.”
TOP: Saint Matthias, book and knife (Preaching and martyrdom)
THE BREAKING OF THE BREAD AT EMMAUS
LK 24:30 “And their eyes were opened and they knew him”
“When he had seated himself with them to eat, he took bread, pronounced the blessing, then broke the bread and began to distribute it to them.”
TOP: Saint Augustine d. 430, Doctor of the Church, heart pierced (penitence)
THE TRINITY WINDOW
1 COR 1:31 “He that glorieth may glory in the Lord”
“This is just as you find it written, let him who would boast, boast in the Lord.”
TOP: Saint Gregory the Great d. 604,
Reformer of the Western Church music, crozier ('pray for us to God')