Feast Days of the Virgin and Phases of the Moon - Stained Glass
Susan Rissi Tregoning
Photograph - Photography
The beautiful stain glass window at the Chapel of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Old Town Albuquerque is titled Feast Days of the Virgin and Phases of the Moon. Created by Sister Giotto, the founder of the chapel, she considers it one of her most significant pieces of work.
Not only does it let light into the chapel but the window is a complex calendar of Marian Feast Days. That is, holy days recognized by Christians as significant celebrations of the events in the life of the Blessed Virgin Mary for whom the chapel is named.
The sun/son is at the center of the window. Sister Giotto associates the light of the sun with the spiritual light of Jesus Christ as the center of all things. The light blue ring represents the sky. The web work symbolized the days of the year and the red circles outlined in dark-blue shows how the moon cycles through the one year calendar.
Copyright 2022 Susan Rissi Tregoning
April 22nd, 2022
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