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2010 - Group 2, 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   

King Louis Leading the Seventh Crusade  Signature

King Louis Carrying the Crown of Thorns

King Louis Feeding the Poor

King Louis Conversing with God in Prayer 

King Louis Receiving the Last Rites  Signature



Detail: King Louis leading the Seventh Crusade
The king was captured in 1250 and was a prisoner for four years. in Syria.   He was freed when a large ransom was paid. During the Crusade, he mother died.


Detail: King Louis leading the Seventh Crusade


Detail: King Louis leading the Seventh Crusade


Detail: King Louis leading the Seventh Crusade
Note The shield on the left.  It is the signature of the stained glass studios which produced the window.  See next detailed photo.


Detail: King Louis leading the Seventh Crusade



Detail: King Louis Carrying the Crown of Thorns to Sainte Chapelle.
In the Holy Land, Louis bought what was believed to be Jesus' crown of thorns and some fragments of the cross upon which He was crucified. To display the relics, he built  Sainte Chapelle next to his palace in Paris in 1245.  


Detail: King Louis Carrying the Crown of Thorns


Detail: King Louis Carrying the Crown of Thorns





Detail: King Louis Feeding the Poor


Detail: King Louis Feeding the Poor


Detail: King Louis Feeding the Poor


Detail: King Louis Feeding the Poor
This memorial window was a gift of Gerhard Lang




Detail: King Louis Conversing with God in Prayer
Louis is kneeling on a prie-dieu.


Detail: King Louis Conversing with God in Prayer


Detail: King Louis Conversing with God in Prayer




Detail: King Louis Receiving the Last Rites
Louis undertook the Eighth Crusade in 1270.  He and his army fell victim to the plague.
Note signature in lower right.


Detail: King Louis Conversing with God in Prayer


Detail: King Louis Conversing with God in Prayer
Note signature at bottom.



Detail: King Louis Conversing with God in Prayer
F. X. Zettler, Munich

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The other two windows in the apse are illustrated here.

Photos and their arrangement 2010 Chuck LaChiusa
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