Skylight maquette for the 10 foot window.

Skylight maquette for the 10 foot window.
Canticle of the Sun with St. Francis in Contemplation

Thursday, May 29, 2014





Our Lady of Hope
To be installed July 15, 2014

New Our Lady of Hope Stained Glass Window

A new stained glass window for St. Clare Convent in Polonia, Wisconsin, is now complete and ready for installation. 

SM Ann Therese Kelly has designed and created this window with the symbolism for the Our Lady of Hope Province of the Felician Sisters of North America, founded 0n November 21, 2009.  The window is 5.5 feet long by 27" tall.

It has the earth which reflects the western hemisphere including the North American Continent painted on beautiful deep blue glass surrounded by a teal colored glass with the stars of the Our Lady of Hope garment. 
A tree of life with the eight branches of the former provinces of North America surrounds the cosmos.  In the left lower corner is the name plate with the words “Our Lady of Hope Province.  Felician Sisters of North America.  November 21, 2009.”  A profound cross cuts through the window, hugging the earth and reflects the Franciscan prayer:   “Because by your Holy Cross, You have redeemed the world.”


Sister Ann Therese Kelly will take a road trip from Buffalo to Wisconsin with the window in tow on July 14.  The window will be installed between two sheets of tempered glass in the entry door of the St. Clare Convent on July 15 to be seen at the Chapter of Mats this summer. 

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