(contribution by Jack McCarrick)
Taken from "St. Frances de Chantal Church, Bronx, New York" dedication book, published 1971 by Custombook, Inc. Ecclesiastical Color Publishers, Hackensack, New Jersey.
"A Beacon For The Future"
... A total of eight stained-glass windows designed by Albins Elksus of the Durhan Studios of New York City have been placed in the mai body of the church.
Two large windows are dedicated to the theme of Creation and the Second Coming of Christ, that is the fullfillment of creation.
The Six windows on the opposite side of the church present the same theme of love through history, and its ramification and direction within the Church.
1. Blessed Virgin Mary and St. John reflect the theme, "See how these Christians love one another."
2. St. Augustine and St. Monica symbolize spiritual affection and concern.
3. St. Thomas Aquinas expresses love for one of Chrit's greatest gifts to His Chruch - The Blessed Sacrament.
4- St. Frances de Chantal carries the theme, "I only want God for time and Eternity."
5. St. Frances de Sales represents the Theosphere, the doctrine of the cosmic Christ.
6. St. Peter Claver indicates love of neighbor - Seeing Christ in our afflicted brother.
The lower church windows depict Faith - Nativity, Hope - Resurrection, and Charity - Pentecost.
The windows in the Baptistry, as well as the Sacristies, Lady's Chapel, doorways and the Catechetical room were designed in color schemes to suit the functions of the room.
The windows were executed in slab galss, cut to the desired shape, and set in a matrix of epoxy resin. An aggregate of pebbles was applied to correspond to the surrounding surface- a lighter one on the inside of the church and a darker one for the outside...