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Four Stained Glass Windows - The Church of Saint Joan of Arc
(pron. roo ah)
13 stained-glass windows from the Renaissance era form a glass wall of 500 square metres, bathing the interior in exceptional light. These fine windows date back to the 16th century and were originally set in another church which was destroyed during the Second World War. However, precautions had been taken and the windows were put in safe keeping until they found their new home some 40 years later.
They illustrate Christ’s childhood, Passion, Crucifixion and Resurrection, and life events of Saint Peter, Saint Anne and Saint Anthony of Padua.
- French Moments (April 2012)
The sweeping curves of the structure are meant to evoke the flames that consumed Joan of Arc.
One of 13 stained-glass windows from the Renaissance era
Detail: Upper panels. Note 3rd panel, which is detailed in the next photograph:
Detail: Lower panels.
Note second left, bottom panel (Detail in the next photo below)
Bottom left panel
Top panels: Jesus and the two thieves on crosses.
Left of Jesus' cross: John; Mary, the mother of Jesus, Mary Magdalene
John; Mary, the mother of Jesus, Mary Magdalene