Carmelitan Women Saints

05 January 2014

Side stained glass window of St. Mary's Catholic Church (right window of double set, first set of windows to the right).

Three great saints of the Roman Catholic Church, members of the carmelite order are pictured at the stained glass. At the lower part St. Theresa of Ávila (1515 – 1582), known aslo as the Theresa the Great, mystic, writer and theologian of the contemplative life. Together with st. John of the Cross founded the Discalced Carmelite Order. Canonised by Pope Gregory XV. Pope Paul VI proclamed her the Doctor of the Church. St. Theresa from Lisieux - Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face, O.C.D (1873 - 1897), above,was a French Discalced Carmelite nun. She is popularly known as "The Little Flower of Jesus" or simply, "The Little Flower". Tradilionaly represented with roses, as she promised to “send the shower of roses from Heaven” after her death. St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, O.C.D - Edith Stein (1891 – 1942), was a German Jewish philosopher who became a convert to the Roman Catholic Church and later a Discalced Carmelite nun. She is regarded as a martyr and saint of the Catholic Church. She holds the book in her hand, has yellow Star of David at her habit. She is engulfed with flames – Germans murdered her in KL Auchwitz.

 

 

Additional Info

  • Date of execution:: 2013-08-21
  • Designed by:: Tomasz Tuszko
  • Technique:: Classical stained glass
  • Character of the object:: Parish church
  • Location:: Inverness, Scotland
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