In my humble opinion, one of the Wonders of the World should be all the absolutely amazing stained glass windows that are on full display in Catholic Churchs around the world. While there are some amazing works of stained glass art in other locations, like museums and train stations, those in the Churchs that depict God, Jesus, and the saints through shards of glass are truly breathtaking mosaics that will leave you in awe.
Notre Dame North Rose Window, France
Notre Dame, North Transept Window, France
This window depicts the Blessed Virgin with the Christ child surrounded by the prophets and saints!
Notre Dame South Rose Window, France
Strasbourg Cathedral, France
Crucifixion Window from St. George, Maynard, Massachusetts
St. Anne, San Diego, California
Corpus Christi Catholic Parish, Council Bluffs/Carter Lake, IA
St. Raymond of Penafort, Fairfax, Virgina
St. Denis, North rose window, Paris
This beautiful window shows God surrounded by the days of creation. It includes the Zodiac and the Order of Earth (represented by the Months). The corners show the fall of mankind.
Sens Cathedral, France
While we can’t always travel around the world to witness these amazing works in person, we can now make our own colored wonders through adult coloring books, such as “At Play in God’s Creation, an illuminating coloring book” by Tara Owens. Owens, along with illustrator Daniel Sorensen put together many beautiful and intricate pages to help us color and contemplate the beauty of God’s Creation through meditation a prayer. Pick up a copy today and share your creation using the tags @EpicPew #GodsCreation!
Here’s my latest work: