Holy Family Church - Table of Contents
ENTRANCE ROOMS -
Family RC Church
Our Lady of Charity Parish
1885 South Park Avenue, Buffalo NY
Research by Maureen Evans, 2019
On this page, below:
Old Baptismal area
South entrance hallway
Photos taken March 30, 2021
Pictorial Style stained glass windows
Stained glass windows by Tyrol Art Glass, Innsbruck, Austria
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
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 ... Detail 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
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:
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