North Augusta, South Carolina
Window 106" H x 33 " W
Designed and painted by Joseph K. Beyer. Window fabricated by Artisans of Beyer Studio, Inc.
This single-lancet window was a commission from an old friend, Father Peter Clarke, Pastor Emeritus at Saint Edwards Church in North Augusta SC. In 1996 the studio relocated thirty magnificent windows from the closed Saint Edwards parish in Philadelphia to the new Saint Edwards Church Father Clarke was building for his Parish. After the project, there remained one window that did not receive stained glass. Father Clarke requested a design featuring four Saints that share the name Theresa, Saint Teresa of Avila, Saint Therese of Lisieux, Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross and Saint Teresa of Calcutta. The assignment required a design that matched the style of the renowned 1905 Bauvais France windows that fill the Sanctuary. I chose to group the four saints in an interactive natural pose. The calligraphy above the figures was executed by Rita Beyer, matching the Norman gothic styled text in the French windows.