St. Ann's RC Church - Table of Contents

Nave windows - St. Ann's RC Church
Broadway at Emslie Street, Buffalo, NY

Nave: The central aisle; the part of a church located between the chief entrance and the chancel, and separated from the side aisles by piers or column

The 35 stained glass windows were created by German glass makers in Munich under the direction of Franz Xavier Zettler (1841-1916) who employed 300 craftsmen and did a worldwide business, including many American churches. St. Ann's windows were shipped to the US in 1889 and installed in 1890.

The five upper windows of the east transept, the five windows of the sanctuary, and the five upper windows of the west transept - fifteen in all - represent scenes from the Legend of Saints Ann and Joachim, the parents of Mary who was the mother of Jesus.

The eight lower windows of the transepts show scenes from the Life of the Holy Family.

The twelve widows of the side aisles represent the Articles of the Apostles' Creed


Apostles Creed: I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.

Saint Peter

Death of St. Ann

Jesus and the Trinity

Belief in the Trinity is expressed in the Apostles' Creed

Left panel:  Jesus  in Mandorla
Right panel:  The Trinity
The Holy Family in Heaven

Holy Family: Mary, Joseph, Jesus (in mandorla)

Miscellaneous Details from Windows

Jesus' Feet Anointed by a Sinful Woman

The Annunciation

The Epiphany

Stations of the Cross: ##12 and 13

Jesus (in mandorla)

Special thanks to Pastor Father James Joyce for his cooperation and parishioner Dave Hirschbine for his assistance
Photos and their arrangement 2007 Chuck LaChiusa
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