St. John Paul II (Stained Glass Window)
Chapel of the Servant Sisters of the Home of the Mother
Zurita, Cantabria, Spain
The intention of our stained glass windows is to help place oneself in the presence of God and to lead the soul to prayer. They are like the icons in the sense that they are ‘windows’ to eternity. The designs are done in such a way so that whoever enters into the chapel may feel they’re before Jesus, at the feet of Mary, or experience a desire for a more intense prayer life. It is not just a question of having an image of Mary, but that this image helps us take on her same dispositions.
The stained glass window of St. John Paul II is the last of the four stained glass windows found in the chapel of the novitiate in Zurita.
Kneeling down, profoundly recollected in praye, he invites us to center ourselves on Jesus.
He is vested in priestly garments, which makes us think of the Eucharistic Sacrifice.
He looks toward the chapel’s tabernacle so that one’s gaze does not stay on him but turns to the Lord.
“Do not be afraid to be saints”.
The Home of the Mother began during his pontificate and wants to be faithful to Peter.