Our breathtaking Mayer stained glass windows are as beautiful as any others in the city, if not the country. Franz Mayer & Co. was founded in Munich, Germany in 1848. Mayer made windows for important churches throughout the world, including at least nine cathedrals in Ireland. Each window contains hundreds of pieces of genuine, mouth-blown glass. The colors were made by adding different metal oxides to the glass while it was still molten. Because the colors are part of the glass, they never fade; in fact, they are known to mellow with age. The Mayer company is still in operation in Munich, run by the fifth generation of the Mayer family.
The windows on either side of the church depict scenes from the New Testament, all from the point of view of Mary and her role in her Son’s life. A similar scheme is found in the Mayer windows at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Mobile, Alabama.
The following Gallery was made possible with the generous help of Mr. Lee Eiseman. The gallery is currently under construction. More images coming soon!
Three windows over High Altar
“The Last Supper” and “The Crucifixion” on either side (Gospel side) “The Sermon on the Mount” and “The Transfiguration” (Epistle side) “The Descent from the Cross” and “The Resurrection”
Windows over St. Joseph’s Altar and Sacred Heart Altar
St. Charles of Borromeo distributing Holy Communion to the sick and dying of that plague-stricken city and “Apparition of Our Lord to Blessed Margaret Mary of Alacoque”.
Window over the Choir Gallery
“The Church Triumphant”