Holy Family Church   - Table of Contents

ENTRANCE ROOMS - Holy Family RC Church
Our Lady of Charity Parish
1885 South Park Avenue, Buffalo NY

Research by Maureen Evans, 2019

On this page, below:

Narthex 

Old Baptismal area     

South entrance hallway

Photos taken March 30, 2021

Munich Pictorial Style stained glass windows

Stained glass windows by Tyrol Art Glass, Innsbruck, Austria
Narthex


St. Joseph    ...    One of three transom stained glass windows over the three main doors on South Park Avenue    ...    Guilloche border



Holy Family  -  One of three transom stained glass windows over the three main doors on South Park Avenue    ...    Appropriately peaced over the center door, given the original name of the church



Mary     ...    One of three transom
stained glass windows over the three main doors on South Park Avenue




Old Baptismal Area


St. Tarscisius    ...   
St. Tarscisius  was a 3rd century young Roman who was on his way to deliver the Eucharist to Christians in prison when he was killed on the streets.    ...      He is depicted with the host of his chest and is the patron saint of altar servers and first communions    ...    Two details below:


St. Tarscisius  - #1 detail    ...   IHS    ...    Halo



St. Tarscisius  - #2 detail




St. John the Baptist    ...    Two details below:


St. John the Baptist - Detail #1    ...    
Lamb



St. John the Baptist  - Detail #2




St. Peter    ...    D
etail below:


St. Peter  - Detail




St. Patrick   - Two details below:


St. Patrick   - Detail #1    ...    Crozier    ...     Shamrock



St. Patrick   - Detail #2   ....    Legend credits Patrick with banishing snakes from the island, though all evidence suggests that post-glacial Ireland never had snakes; one suggestion is that snakes referred to the serpent symbolism of the Druids of that time and place.





South Entrance Hallway





 Transom stained glass windows over the  South entrance    ...    Detail below:


Papal tiara    ...    Keys to heaven    ...
"From as early as the 8th century to the mid 20th century, the papal tiara was used for the coronation of the newly elected pope. This was last used by Pope Paul VI in 1963.




St. Bridget of Sweden    ...   
"St. Bridget of Sweden (1303-1373) was born to a knight, married a Lord and bore 8 children including St. Catherine of Sweden.  An influential mystic of the middle ages, she joined the Third Order of St. Francis and also encouraged the papacy to return to Rome from Avignon. She was founder of the Bridgettines order of nuns and monks.  She is one of 6 patron saints of Europe.  She is typically depicted with a a crown, crozier (staff) and book." -  Maureen Evans
Detail below:


St. Bridget of Sweden - Detail    ...    She is typically depicted with a a crown, crozier (staff) and book    ...    Lamb of god





St. Charles Borromeo    ...    Detail below:








Kudos to former pastor Bryan Zieleniesk for his support of the restoration project.
Special thanks to historian Maureen Evans for her cooperation and assistance in 2021.


Photos and their arrangement 2021 Chuck LaChiusa
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