Holy Family Church   - Table of Contents

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

Research by Maureen P. Evans

On this page, below:

North transept

South transept

Photos taken March 30, 2021

North Transept
Stained glass windows
1920 stained glass windows by Tyrol Art Glass, Innsbruck, Austria    ...    Munich Pictorial Style stained glass windows


Transept    ...    All female saints





Pentecost    ...    Two details below:


Pentecost  - Detail #1    ...   Dove   ...    Mary and Apostles with tongues of fire



Pentecost  - Detail #2    ...   Left figure presumably is St. Peter, whose keys to heaven are between him and the beardless St. John





Assumption    ...   Three details below:


Assumption - Detail #1   ...    Halo



Assumption - Detail #2    ...   Fr. Nash:  Bishop James Quigley appointed Rev. John J. Nash to organize a new parish in the South Park area



Assumption - Detail #3    ...      Artist's signature: "Innsbruck":  Stained glass windows by Tyrol Art Glass, Innsbruck, Austria    





Coronation    ...    Two details below:


Coronation - Detail #1    ...     Trinity    ...   Note trefoil arch near top of scene



Coronation - Detail #2   





St. Agnes     ...    Note quatrefoil-shaped medallion   ...   Lilies    ...     Sacrificial lamb    ...    Detail below:

   
St. Agnes  - Detail





St. Elizabeth of Hungary    ...    Two details below:


St. Elizabeth of Hungary - Detail #1



St. Elizabeth of Hungary - Detail #2





Saint Catherine of  Sienna - Detail below:


  Saint Catherine of  Sienna - Detail:  Lilies





South Transept


All female saints    ...    Details below:


Annunciation    ...    Two details below:


 
Annunciation - Detail #1    ...   God the Father     ...   Dove/Holy Spirit   ...   Angel Gabriel



  Annunciation - Detail #2    ...    Lilies are symbolic of Mary and Joseph's purity





Nativity    ...   Two details below:


 
Nativity - Detail #1    ...   "Glory to God in the Highest"



 
Nativity - Detail #2





Visitation - Detail


Visitation - Detail #1     ...   Note Celtic-decorated arch     ...    Each color of the stenciled architectural scene is separately fired in a kiln     ...   An architectural surround is a hallmark of Munich Pictorial style



Visitation - Detail #2    ...   Saints:  Joseph    ...    Joachim    ...   Mary   ...   Elizabeth





St. Margaret of Corona    ...    St. Margaret (1247-1297 - Italian of the Third Order of St. Francis.  A willful girl who became the mistress of the son of Guglieromo de Pecora-Lord of Valiano and bears him a son.  She and her son will join Franciscan orders  and she is the patron saint of the falsely accused, hobos, homeless, mentally ill, orphaned, step children, single mothers, prostitutes, and tramps    ...    Detail below:


St. Margaret of Corona  - Detail:   Lash like that used in Christ's scourging





St. Jane de Chantel    ...    St. Jane (1572-1641 - Daughter of a Royalist president of the parliament of Burgundy.  She marries, had 4 children, and when her husband died, she ran his estate and eventually started her own religious order - Order of the Visitation of Mary that took in old and poor women.  She is the patron saint of forgotten people, widows, and parents separated from their children.    ...    Detail below:


St. Jane de Chantel - Detail





Saint Rose of Lima    ...    Note roses around her head    ...    Detail below:


Saint Rose of Lima - Detail





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


Photos and their arrangement 2021 Chuck LaChiusa
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