FIAT (Stained Glass Window)
Chapel in the Servant Sisters’ first house
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.
When we look at her, it seems that Mary is praying with us.
We know that she lives amongst us and in us.
Her heart is Jesus in the Eucharist, just as in the Icon of the Home of the Mother.
Mary is giving her ‘yes’ to God’s plans for her, which is why it says: “Fiat”.
With her ‘amen’ she makes it possible for God to be one of us, so close to us that he becomes food for our souls.
Three red roses surround her, a symbol specific to the Home which speaks of her Perpetual Virginity, and three little birds who, with their songs and flight, wish to unite themselves to her “Magnificat”.