Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Cross in Green Bay, WI
Reflection for Nov. 22, 2020

Reflection for Nov. 22, 2020

The blessing of a great King

Christ the King is our constant companion

by Renae Bauer

Now 90 years old, the five stained glass windows at St. Francis Convent are something to behold. The intense color, intricate details from embossed clothing to eyelashes, and the emotion conveyed in each face are truly beautiful.

The Resurrection Window (see below) comes to mind as I think of Sunday’s celebration of Christ the King. The second reading declares Christ’s resurrection and what will be ours as His followers. According to Sunday’s Gospel, we followers live lives of service – feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, caring for the ill, visiting the imprisoned. We can give and serve because our Good Shepherd looks after us (Sunday’s first reading). If or when we lose our way, become injured or fall sick, Jesus is with us to draw us back, give rest and heal. This is Our King's promise to us.

To see all five windows, visit   our Praying with Stained Glass Windows page.


Fr. Bill Jacobs
11/20/2020 7:22 am

Thanks for sharing your thoughts using the Resurrection window. What a powerful image. We see power & fear on the left and love and respect on the right. You led me to the thought, "With Him we can do all things...

In God's Never-ending Love & Mercy, Father Bill Jacobs

P.S. Many thanks for your Cards & Prayers to myself and the Jacobs Family in the loss of Celina, and now, in the seven (7) family members who have tested positive with the virus. In God's Name, We Pray...

Renae Bauer
11/20/2020 7:53 am

Great observation, Fr. Bill! My prayers for you and your family.

Sister Rose Jochmann
11/20/2020 10:27 am

Good idea to share our beautiful Resurrection window. It does fit for the Feast of Christ the King.

Fr. Bill, prayers for you and your family who have tested positive with the virus.

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