Stained Glass banner image

Featured Window

Window of the Month
Artist: David Wilson - St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Hartland, Michigan

Click any image to enlarge.




Window

Building Name: St. Thomas a'Becket Church

Studio Name: Hall, (Sarah) Studio

City: Canton

Window Shape: 4 (rounded or rose window)

Date of Window: 2000

Subject/Title of Window: Ordinary Time

Brief Description of Subject: The West Tower window represents the liturgical season of Ordinary Time during which green vestments are worn. The tower windows bring the “light of heaven” into the sanctuary, and this, combined with the windows’ theme of community and Church, provides a strong message of hope. The theme of the tower windows is “the liturgical seasons.” The tower above the altar is also reminiscent of a functional bell tower popularized in the cathedral design. Although we do not have chimes on the hour, our tower floods the altar area with natural light and colored images from the stained glass above depending on the time of day and the angle of the sun. The windows were designed, full-sized and hand painted by Sarah Hall with technical assistance and installation by Helga and Norbert Sattler. Lamberts full antique glass was used exclusively with traditional glass paints for the windows. All of the work was done in Canada.

Height: 8'

Width: 8'

Type of Glass and Technique: Antique or Cathedral Glass, Lead Came, Jewels or Cast Glass

Ordinary Time
Ordinary Time
The Tower Windows
The Tower Windows

The MSGC is a constantly evolving database. Not all the data that has been collected by volunteers has been sorted and entered. Not every building has been completely documented.

All images in the Index are either born-digital photographs of windows or buildings or are scans of slides, prints, or other published sources. These images have been provided by volunteers and the quality of the material varies widely.

If you have any questions, additions or corrections, or think you can provide better images and are willing to share them, please contact stainedglass@museum.msu.edu