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2010 - Group 1, Sanctuary Stained Glass Windows
St. Louis RC Church
780 Main Street at Edward, Buffalo, NY 

Studios: Royal Bavarian Art Institute for Stained Glass - F. X. Zettler, Munich (See signature below)

King Louis as a Boy Being Reared by his Mother    Signature

King Louis Arbitrating a Feud Among Petitioners

Sanctuary: The magnificent stained glass windows over the High Altar, depict significant events in the life of the church's patron, St. Louis IX, King of France. Born in 1214, he was made king at the early age of 11. He led the seventh crusade and is accredited as having enshrined the "true crown of thorns" in the Sainte Chapelle in Paris which he had built for the purpose of housing the sacred relic. A secular Franciscan brother, he died from the plague near Carthage on a crusade in 1270. He was later canonized.

Apse: These windows can also be described as apse windows. 


Scenes from the Life of St. Louis (King Louis IX.
Only 5 of the 7 windows are evident in this photograph.
Note the life size statue of
St. Louis on the altar.



Scenes from the Life of St. Louis (King Louis IX.



Upper left: Stenciled window by Buffalo Stained Glass Works
See other illustrations in the church.




King Louis as a Boy Being Reared by his Mother, Blanche of Castile


Detail: King Louis as a Boy Being Reared by his Mother


Detail: King Louis as a Boy Being Reared by his Mother


Detail: King Louis as a Boy Being Reared by his Mother


Detail: King Louis as a Boy Being Reared by his Mother


Detail: King Louis as a Boy Being Reared by his Mother



Detail: King Louis as a Boy Being Reared by his Mother




Detail:  King Louis Arbitrating a Feud Among Petitioners


Detail:  King Louis Arbitrating a Feud Among Petitioners


Detail:  King Louis Arbitrating a Feud Among Petitioners
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The other five windows in the apse are illustrated here.

Photos and their arrangement © 2010 Chuck LaChiusa
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