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Thursday, November 1, 2012

All Saints Day ... AASH Remembers our beloved Saints

On the Feast of All Saints...

Emil Frei window as seen at the Academy of the Sacred Heart in St. Charles, MO
for further info on these windows click here

As Sacred Heart alumnae/i let us think of both Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne and Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat.

Below taken from the Academy of the Sacred Heart in St. Charles...
The window above depicts what is probably the most cherished Philippine tradition. Kneeling in prayer on the Kansas prairie, her concentration is tested by an unnoticed Potawatomi who drops leaves at her feet. The established house in St. Charles at the top is contrasted with two tepees below. Blood flows from the wounds of Christ into a ciborium; and the Indian thunderbird symbol, upright in the upper portion, is toppled by the missionary's teaching.

Window by Emil Frei was once located at Barat College - this window can now
be seen in the Bolton Sullivan Library at Woodlands Academy 

St. Madeleine Sophie Barat Window
This magnificent stained glass window, depicting St. Madeleine Sophie Barat and a child, was commissioned for the Academy of the Sacred Heart, Lake Forest 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 WoodlandsAcademy from the Barat Education Foundation. It has been installed in the Bolton Sullivan Library at Woodlands and was dedicated to the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and to Barat College Alumnae/i.

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