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Saint Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother Trinity Window

Avondale, PA

(7' 9'' diameter)

The challenge in the design of this Trinity Window was to feature each of three elements as separate entities that when viewed together, merge into a consistent and interconnected whole. Our design makes use of a full spectrum of color to symbolize the completeness of the Trinity. While we relied on familiar symbols to represent the three personalities, the unusual rendering of the dove, hand and cross make for an entirely contemporary interpretation. Be sure to look carefully for the outline of a fetus buried in the leadwork of the cross medallion. The opalescent outer border and the busy pattern of the triangle background echo the intense leading patterns and American glass types featured in the adjacent turn-of-the-twentieth-century American windows.