The Beauty of Stained Glass Windows


In discussions about reviving a western type of iconography, stained glass windows are often overlooked. This is unfortunate because they often supply a great deal of symbolism and composition that leads to catechizing the viewer.

There is very nice overview of the history of stained glass over at Aleteia. Be sure to launch the slideshow for some beautiful examples of the art.


Pontifex University is an online university offering a Master’s Degree in Sacred Arts. For more information visit the website at

Lawrence Klimecki is a deacon for the diocese of Sacramento as well as a working artist, he writes on art and faith at 

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