Conversation of Creativity 3 : Stained-glass windows at St. Francis Xavier Church


Holy Cross 300 adjIn January 2000, I spoke about the initial design concepts for the nine stained glass windows for Saint Francis Xavier Church in Burbank, California. Walter Judson (died in 2003) from the Judson Studies and Arpad Maghera, artist from Judson Studies and I discussed for two hours the basic theology in art and design for these nine windows. I speak about my concepts which became these beautiful windows for the parish community. I convey my first thoughts about what the windows could become. Walter and Arpad are hearing these ideas for the first time. This is a great moment of creativity and theology. This audio was given to me recently by the Judson Studio archives. I hope you enjoy this creative moment caught on tape from over thirteen years ago.

The explanations of each window have been previously published on this blog. Simply insert “stained glass St. Francis” in the search bar to read about each window.

This is the third of three sessions I will post from this conversation.

Listen now: [audio https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/75239779/On%20The%20Margins/St.Xavier%20Burbank%20%233.wav]

Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini- First American saint

Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini-
First American saint

The Resurrection of Christ Jesus

The Resurrection of Christ Jesus

Anointing of the Sick and Reconcilation

Anointing of the Sick and Reconcilation

Eucharist 300

Holy Orders and Matrimony

Holy Orders and Matrimony

Mary and Jesus

Mary and Jesus

Baptism and Confirmation St. Francis Xavier Church, Burbank, CA

Baptism and Confirmation
St. Francis Xavier Church, Burbank, CA

The Holy Spirit and Pentecost

The Holy Spirit and Pentecost

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