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August 16, 2006


Clare Krishan

Neat -- I particularly liked the etched glass baptistery screen at

"In a composition described as 'ingenious' by Archbishop Levada, Coombs has devised a single geometric motif which gives birth to seven overlaid symbols, one for each Christian sacrament"

repeated in the clerestory windows (echoing the traditional cultures of associated saints):
-- a chalice for the source and summit, the Eucharist
-- a font and flame for descent of Holy Spirit at Baptism
-- a cross-section of a heart mirrors an examination of conscience leading to Reconciliation
-- three roses in a winged triangle for Confirmation of Trinitarian faith
-- a Polynesian wooden vessel for oil in Anointing of Sick
-- two interlocked wedding bands for Holy Matrimony
-- a mitre for Holy Orders

I delight in new expressions of creativity since they remind me that, no matter how much the Lord has revealed his Love in the beauty I behold, I am comforted, indeed called to take heart with courage, that the promise is so much more:
"What eye has not seen, and ear has not heard, and what has not entered the human heart, what God has prepared for those who love him," Isa 64:4, 1 Cor. 2:9

Challenging, eh?



I am comforted, indeed called to take heart with courage, that the promise is so much more:

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