"Come and help me build the Monastery of San Damiano, because ladies will dwell here who will glorify our Heavenly Father throughout His Holy Church by their celebrated and holy manner of life."
St.Francis speaking of St. Clare and her Sisters

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Stained Glass Installation

Each time we go out to visit the chapel and see the progress, we are amazed at the progress.  But on Saturday, August 7th, as the first 6 stained glass windows were installed in the chapel was something beyond amazing!  Kudos to Bovard Studios for the fine job they did with the windows.  

Sr. Augustine and myself were out there to see St. Francis installed.  His face is spectacular.  Then Sr. Esther Marie and Sr. John-Mark Maria arrived to see St. Clare, St. Anthony, St. Faustina, Our Lady of Guadalupe, and the Poor Clare window installed.  It was an overcast day in the desert - yes, every now and again we have an overcast day!  And it was actually cool in to the morning, dipping down to the low 80s.  The Bovard installation crew enjoyed this relief from the heat.  It may get hot in Iowa, but there's no heat the August Arizona sunshine.  The sun made an appearance in the afternoon - long enough to light up all the vivid colors in the windows.  Enjoy the video of the event below.

Fundraising continues on the remainder of the windows.  Please consider donating towards these beautiful representations of our older brothers and sisters in the faith - the SAINTS!  Click here to learn more about the windows!  Our sincere THANKS go out to those who have donated for the windows.  We look forward - with your financial help - to sending a few more windows into production soon!


  1. What beautiful windows. I loved the comment on another page about what would founders of religious orders have their members do in the world of TODAY. May God bless all your endeavors.

  2. I have not seen such beautiful windows created for any contemporary church or chapel!!! The window of St. Faustina nearly made me cry it is so beautiful! Praise the Lord!