Harry Clarke : St. Mary’s Church, Ballinrobe, Mayo : Saints Fursey and Fechin (B) 1925 (2 lights)

St. Mary’s Church, Ballinrobe, Mayo

Saints Fursey and Fechin (B)
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Saint Mary's,
Roman Catholic Church,
Main Street
Rep of Ireland

Saints Fursey and Fechin


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The first light depicts Saint Fursey, a seventh century Irish saint. The saint was noted for his piety, his ecstatic visions and for his great healing ability. Saint Fursey is depicted in the main panels wearing a bronze chasuble over crimson and ivory vestments.  The lower panel depicts Saint Fursey raising a Duke’s son from the dead.

The second light depicts Saint Fechin who established many monasteries in the West of Ireland during the late seventh century. The main panels depict Saint Fechin in a pale green chasuble over blue and white robes. The lower panel depicts the saint holding a crucifix and preaching to his congregation.