Felician Sisters Convent and Chapel - Table of Contents

Group 1 - Chapel Nave Stained Glass Windows
600 Doat Street, Cheektowaga, NY
Felician Sisters Immaculate Heart of Mary Province - Official Home Page

The stained glass windows shown below were not part of the original setting of this chapel when it was completed in 1929. There were opaque windows. See a photograph of remaining opaque windows. However, on July 5, 1932, when the sisters were praying in chapel, a terrific explosion took place shattering the windows inward and frightening the sisters. It was later revealed that a bomb was placed under the liquor establishment located across the street and was part of a gang war that was underway between two factions. No one was hurt. but this incident led to the acquiring of the present stained glass windows.


All five
stained glass windows below were designed and manufactured by the Tyrol Art Glass, Innsbruck, Austria. The name of the memorial window donor is in the predella.


Windows illustrated below:

Saint Clare with Monstrance

Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Jesus Appearing to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

St. Joseph on His Deathbed

Saint Anthony of Padua Receiving the Child Jesus From the Blessed Mother


Left window: St. Clare With Monstrance
Right window:Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Saint Clare with Monstrance


Cf. a very similar window in Corpus Christi RC Church.
Details below:




Detail: Saint Clare with Monstrance


Detail: Saint Clare with Monstrance


Detail: Saint Clare with Monstrance


Detail: Saint Clare with Monstrance


Detail: Saint Clare with Monstrance

Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary


Details below:


Detail - Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary


Detail - Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary


Detail - Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
From left: Mary's father, St. Joachim; young woman; Mary's mother, St. Anne (kneeling); two rabbis; Mary (kneeling)




Detail - Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary


Detail - Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary


Detail - Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Note the doves being offered as a sacrifice to the temple




Detail - Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
"DAR" means "gift of."

Jesus Appearing to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque


Details below:


Detail: Jesus Appearing to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque


Detail: Jesus Appearing to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque


Detail: Jesus Appearing to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque
The origin of the devotion to the Sacred heart


St. Joseph on His Deathbed


Details below:


Detail: St. Joseph on His Deathbed


Detail: St. Joseph on His Deathbed


Detail: St. Joseph on His Deathbed

Saint Anthony of Padua Receiving the Child Jesus From the Blessed Mother


Details below:



Detail: Saint Anthony of Padua


Detail: Saint Anthony of Padua


Detail: Saint Anthony of Padua


Detail: Saint Anthony of Padua



Special thanks to Provincial Minister Sister Mary Lorianne Tylczynski, CSSF, and Sister Sharon Marie Dombrowski, CSSF, for their cooperation,
and to
Trautman Associates architect Timothy Rider for his assistance in May 2009

Photos and their arrangement 2009 Chuck LaChiusa
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