St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Ballinasloe

St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Ballinasloe

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Sts Patrick and Rose of Lima (B)
Number of Windows in Church:
1
Number of lights in this Window:
2
Date:
1925
Contact Info:
St. Michael’s Catholic Church,
Ballinasloe,
Galway,
Rep of Ireland

Sts Patrick and Rose of Lima


St. Michael’s Catholic Church


 

In June 1924 Harry designed a mural of Our Lady, St. John and two angels attending the trinity for the chancel arch in St. Michael’s church, Ballinasloe. In 1925 Harry designed a two-light window for the same church. The window depicts Sts Patrick and Rose of Lima (Bowe: 1994).
The top panel of the Saint Rose light depicts two saints with emerald wings and golden hair. Rose, the first saint from the Americas, was renowned for her beauty but the attention she received distressed her so she cut off her hair and disfigured her face. The saint is depicted wearing a simple white habit of the Dominican order and a blue sash. The lower panel depicts Saint Rose holding her hands over a fire. Saint Rose disfigured and hurt herself to do penance. 
The top panels of the Saint Patrick light depict two disciples in white robes surrounded by petals. Saint Patrick is depicted wearing a blue mitre and an emerald, blue and gold chasuble, over magenta, purple and ivory robes. The lower panel depicts Saint Patrick preaching to a group of disciples.

Reference

Bowe, N. Gordon, The Life and Work of Harry Clarke, Irish Academic Press, 1994