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These remind us that each time God speaks something creative really happens. For this we should not be afraid of allowing God to speak to us. One of the best means we have is his gift of His Word in scripture.


Lanterns


The Word cannot be understood on its own. We need help. This is represented by the lanterns which are a reference to the Holy Spirit which appeared like tongues of fire descending upon the Virgin Mary and the disciples gathered in the Cenacle at Pentecost.


- and there appeared to them tongues as of fire; these separated and came to rest on the head of each of them. (Acts 2:3).


Stained Glass Windows

Stained Glass Windows       The falling afternoon sun has a significant Impact on the ambiance of the  Sanctuary. One cannot ignore the splash of light and colour emanating from the Stained Glass Widows. These windows actually were made in Venice. They are a participation in creation under the light of the Word because with the Word everything was created: the sun, the moon, the rain, the colours.


God said, "Let there be light”, and there was light (Gen 1:3)


God said, "Let there be a vault through the middle of the waters to divide

the waters in two". And so it was. (Gen 1:6)


God said, "Let the waters under heaven come together into a single mass,

and let dry land appear." And so it was. (Gen 1:9)


On each of the windows there is an inscription:


Word            Dabar        Logos            Verbum              Maria


English         Aramaic     Greek             Latin                  Mary