Harry Clarke Windows : USA : Saint Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, 979 Avenue C - Bayonne, New Jersey :

Saint Vincent de Paul Church, Bayonne, New Jersey, USA


St. Vincent De Paul in Bayonne, New Jersey,
Bayonne, USA: Basilica of St. Vincent de Paul, Catholic church, New Jersey



Nine chancel windows depicting angels bearing symbols of the mass 1929

St. Vincent De Paul in Bayonne, New Jersey, is the only American church that has stained glass windows by Harry Clarke. According to Treffinger (March 26th 2000), Harry was commissioned by Father Joseph F. Dolan in the late 1920s to design forty windows for the Bayonne church. Fr. Dolan, who was Irish, wanted Harry to take up the commission because he admired his work. When Harry died in January 1931, the Harry Clarke Studios continued to work on the commission until it was completed in the 1940s.
By early October 1928 Harry had completed designs and colour schemes for the nine chancel windows. The nine windows depicting angels were exhibited at the Studios before being despatched to New Jersey on October 3rd 1929. The windows depict nine angels, each holding a symbol of the mass.

References
Harry Clarke Studios Collection, Trinity College Archives, TCD MS 6000 No. 163, Letter from Harry Clarke to Messrs. Maginnis and Walsh of Boston, architects

Treffinger, S., On the map: A Master's Stained Glass Illuminates a Bayonne Church, from Then New York Times, March 26th 2000

Photos Michael Cullen 2009 - Text Lucy Costigan 2009


Bayonne has 9 Harry Clarke Windows. Click on images for more information and images.

Angel with Stole Angel with Cross Angel with Thurible
 
Angel with Wine and Water Angel with Chasuble Angel with Maniple
 
Angel with Candle Angel with Ciborium Angel with Book