10 Totally Awesome Stained Glass Windows You Need to See to Believe

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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

Photo credit: Eusebius (Guillaume Piolle)

 

Notre Dame, North Transept Window, France

This window depicts the Blessed Virgin with the Christ child surrounded by the prophets and saints!

By Krzysztof Mizera – Own work, GFDL, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=7768903

 

Notre Dame South Rose Window, France

Photo Credit: Oliver Mitchell

 

Strasbourg Cathedral, France

By Clostridium – Own work, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4601040

 

Crucifixion Window from St. George, Maynard, Massachusetts

Photo from: https://www.indiana.edu/~canterby/?page_id=18

 

St. Anne, San Diego, California

Beyer Studio, https://www.beyerstudio.com/portfolio.php?jawn=SASD

 

Corpus Christi Catholic Parish, Council Bluffs/Carter Lake, IA

 

St. Raymond of Penafort, Fairfax, Virgina

Beyer Studio, https://www.beyerstudio.com/portfolio.php?jawn=RPFV

 

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.

By TTaylor – Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1519611

 

Sens Cathedral, France

By Urban – Own work, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1005028

 

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:

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