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History of Artwork in Our Church

Stained Glass

by Ken Beck

Our Lady of the Lake Church is over 150 years old and throughout this historic building.rests some of the most beautiful and reverent artwork found anywhere.  Long-time parishoner Ken Beck took the time to compile a list of the artwork and outline it's significance. 


A summary of the artwork found in Our Lady of the Lake Church:

1. Quatrefoil Window: God's Name   JHVH

2. Ezekiel - Daniel: North Doors, Main Entrance

Ezekiel:  God Makes strong

Daniel:   God is my judge

3. Moses - Jerimiah: South Doors, Main Entrance

Moses:  Child

Jeremiah: Exalted of the Lord

4. Elijah (Elias)  South Central Door, Main Entrance

Elijah:  Yaweh is my God.

5. Isaiah (Isaias)  South Door, Main Entrance

Isaiah:  Yaweh's Salvation

6. Rites of Christian Initiation and formation (Former Baptistry)

St. Peter Canisius (Patron of priest who built O.L.L.)

Israelites crossing the sea after departing Egypt.

Baptism of Jesus in Jordan River by John.

Descent ot the Holy Spirit on Mary and the Apostles

Joseph's Marriage to Mary, Flight into Egypt, and the Death of St. Joseph
Staircase to Choir Loft

Sacred Heart and St. Gertrude

Story of Creation

God separating light from darkness.  The Spirit hovering over the waters.  God separates dry land from the waters.

God creates Sun, Moon and Stars.  God creates fish and birds.  God creates animals, trees and man.

Fall and Redemption Window (7 feet in diameter)

IMMACULATE CONCEPTION

FALL OF THE FIRST PARENTS LAMB OF GODJOHN BAPTIST

ANNUNCIATION - INCARNATION

St. Michael (who is like God)
North Stairwell.

Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
North Stairwell.

St. Christopher
East wall of stairwell (ground level)

Eucharist window
North stairwell.  Haloed Pelican with three small pelicans.

Jesus' Birth (Upper window)
Adam and Eve (Lower panels)

Presentation of Jesus (Upper)
circumcision in O.T. and circumcision of John Bapt.

Finding of Jesus in Temple
Daniel in Lions Den and Moses in basket.


Wedding at Cana
Finding of a wife (Rebekah) for Isaac, and Marriage of Tobiah and Sarah.

Multiplication of Loaves and Fish
Manna in the desert and multiplication of loaves by Elisha, the prophet.

Transfiguration
Angel and Azariah (Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego) and Elijah being taken up into heaven.
Agony in the garden
Angel carrying out God's will, and an angel touching Elijah, providing him with food and drink in the desert on the way to Mount Sinai.

Taking down from the cross
Rachel mourning her children, Eve mourning the death of Abel.

Resurrection
Jonah and Moses striking the rock to provide water.  (the rock was Christ.)

Ascension
Above the South Transept
Papal Bull "Munificentissimus Deus" (Pius XII)

Peter, Fisher of Men, the Rock, the Shepherd, Martyr and First Pope.
Noah's Ark and Ark of the Covenant.

Religious Vocation Window
Abraham's readiness to sacrifice his son.

Benedictine Window - CSSML: May the Holy Cross be my Light, and NDSMD: Let not the dragon be my Guide.
Jacob's vision of the stairs of God's messengers
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