September 8, 2010

A simple feast

This stained glass window is located over the door of the chapel of the Loyola Retreat House in the town of Angono in the province of Rizal where we had a spiritual retreat last April. I thought it appropriate to post today because many Filipinos will be attending Mass in celebration of the Nativity of Our Lady. It is not a holiday but it is a holy day in this largely Catholic country.

stained glass window with wheat, grape vines and a chalice

17 comments:

Steve Harris said...

That image is absolutely stunning. What fantastic colours!

bfarr said...

I really like this stained glass window. More modern and simple in design.

lewi14 said...

Yes, it's simple but very colourful. It's not overloaded with informations. I like it.

Olivier said...

un beau vitrail moderne, de tres belle couleur

Tash said...

Wheat and grape wines, and all the colors of the earth and sky. It's a beautiful window.

joo said...

It's beautiful! Colours are stunning!
Greetings:)

VP said...

I'm always partial to stained glass...

Kaori said...

It seems to me like a fall-colored stained glass! Perfect for this season :D

arabesque said...

simple but graceful. ^0^
this is nice.

dong ho said...

happy birthday Mary! i did too at the nearby Greenbelt chapel.

Cezar and Léia said...

Wonderful stained glass!Today in Brazil,they are celebrating in the city of Curitiba the day of "Our Lady of the Light",my family live there and it's a holiday.
Hugs
Léia

Halcyon said...

The glass is so colorful!

Sorry for my sporadic commenting lately. My MiL is in town from Germany and have not had so much time to look at the computer (which is a good thing).

George said...

This is a beautiful window. The colors are wonderful and the simplicity is absolutely elegant.

James said...

I love stained glass windows. Tis one has a wonderful design and shape. The colors are nice too.

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

I too loved stained glass windows. I like the simplicity of this one and the joyous colour.

Jacob said...

You do have a lot of beautiful stained glass in your country!

Louis la Vache said...

"[Christ's] mission and work it is to help against sin and death, to justify and bring life. He has placed his help in baptism and the Sacrament of the Eucharist, and incorporated it in the Word and preaching. To our eyes Baptism appears to be nothing more than ordinary water, and the Sacrament of Christ's body and blood simple bread and wine, like other bread and wine, and the sermon, hot air from a man's mouth. But we must not trust what our eyes see."
"First Sunday in Advent" from the Complete Sermons of Martin Luther