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"The rose windows" Top 5 Page for this destination Saint Paul Things to Do Tip by sim1

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And then there are the rose windows! There are 3 of them in total and all very impressive. All are by the hand of stained-glass artist Charles J. Connick. These are not the only windows he created for the Cathedral of Saint Paul though; also the windows in the sanctuary are by his hand. However these windows in the sanctuary are very high up and unfortunately not that easy to get a good view of.

Okay, lets get back to the rose windows: the Resurrection Window (photo 1 and 2) is the most impressive of the three in my opinion. I really would love to have seen it when the full light would have lit up the whole window. This window is 26 foot (7,9 meters) in diameter and is also known as the East Rose Window. In the centre of the cross you can see the Lamb of God, and surrounding it are the 12 apostles.

The South and North Rose Window are more similar to each other in style. The North Rose Window depicts the eight North American Martyrs. The South Rose Window is a display of the Beatitudes.

Address: 239 Selby Ave.
Directions: Take 35E to Kellogg Blvd. exit, then turn left onto Kellogg Blvd. Turn left again onto John Ireland Blvd. and finally turn right onto Selby Ave.
Phone: (651) 228-1766

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  • Updated Sep 14, 2007
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