March 25, 2014

A rose and a lion

San Sebastian Church rose window "People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within."
~Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, Swiss American psychiatrist

In keeping with its neo-Gothic design, the San Sebastian Church (see previous two posts) has several beautiful rose windows. I'm not sure who the saint in the middle is, but if I were to hazard a guess, I'd say it was Mark the Evangelist, who is sometimes depicted with a lion and whose symbol is a winged lion.

8 comments:

VP said...

A wise quote and a great image!

Halcyon said...

That is beautiful!

Karl Demetz said...

What a beautiful rose, Hilda!
I guess also that is Mark the Evangelist.

Lois said...

It's lovely Hilda!

William Kendall said...

It's a spectacular image, Hilda.

Lowell said...

I love stained-glass windows wherever they are found and this is very nice. Your photo is perfect, too!

Louis la Vache said...

What a beautiful rose window!

You should link this this coming Sunday to inSPIREd Sunday. :-)

George said...

This is a gorgeous window, regardless of the identity of the saint.