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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

For the sake of a single child ... St. Madeleine Sophie Barat

St. Madeleine Sophie Barat Window

"For the sake of a single child, 
I would have founded the 
Society of the Sacred Heart"

This magnificent stained glass window, depicting St. Madeleine Sophie Barat and a child, was commissioned for the Academy of the Sacred Heart, LakeForest at the time of the building of the school’s chapel in 1924, twenty years after the building of Old Main. The window itself was one of three welcoming students to the Academy and to Barat College. Emil Frei, Sr., who was born in Bavaria and emigrated to the U.S. in 1889, designed all three windows. He founded The Emil Frei Art Glass Company, which still operates today and specializes in Munich antique glass figured style windows.  
The Madeleine Sophie Barat window is a gift to Woodlands Academy from the Barat Education Foundation. It has been installed in the Bolton Sullivan Library at Woodlands and is dedicated to the Religious of theSacred Heart of Jesus and to Barat College Alumnae/i.

Today quoting St. Madeleine Sophie above, Nat Wilburn, Head of Sacred Heart Schools Chicago, introduces the next 5-year Strategic Plan: To learn more and watch the video click here

The above quote was taken from The Wisdom of Madeleine Sophie Barat - Day by Day Calendar.  To order a copy of the calendar (Cost: $10.00 + postage) - click here


  1. Hi Maureen, So many days I wish there was a "Like" button to click on your mailings to us. This one is especially precious to me and those of us from Barat Lake Forest. Thank you so much for your continued sharing with us. Love, Paula

  2. Paula, you are welcome... keep in mind that you can always share any posts that you like via the buttons (facebook, twitter, etc. ) below the posted blog. MER :)