Kessler Studios Architectural Stained Glass and Mosaics

Old St Marys Church

Old St Mary's Catholic Church

Chicago, Illinois

 The Day Chapel

The Day Chapel
Winner 2003 BENE Award & "Best of Show" Ministry & Liturgy Magazine
Size: 12'-6" x 11'-0"

Thoughts behind the Daily Mass Chapel:

  • The rising sun, "From the rising of the sun to the setting thereof, may the name of the Lord be praised."
  • Beacon of faith. The red form is the base of the beacon. The radiant lines of the beacon's light energetically reach outward to the community, welcoming, drawing people in. Evangelism.
  • The gray border, suggests shelter, safety. At the same time it only follows three sides of a box that has been cut open by the architecture. This suggests that the light cannot be contained, it must and always will shine brightly.
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 "Broken Sun / Broken Son" Merit Award, Religious Art Awards- American Institute of Architects  Size: 7'-0" x 11'-0"  Along the perimeter of the main sanctuary is the Ambulatory Walk, where the Stations of the Cross are hung. Because of the proximity of the Ambulatory Window to the Stations, it symbolizes “broken sun, broken Son,” Christ’s somber journey of conflict and resolution. The horizontal flow of the design carries the eye through the window, suggesting that the journey does not stop there, the yellow glass pointing the way towards the Resurrection. 

"Broken Sun / Broken Son"
Merit Award, Religious Art Awards- American Institute of Architects
Size: 7'-0" x 11'-0"

Along the perimeter of the main sanctuary is the Ambulatory Walk, where the Stations of the Cross are hung. Because of the proximity of the Ambulatory Window to the Stations, it symbolizes “broken sun, broken Son,” Christ’s somber journey of conflict and resolution. The horizontal flow of the design carries the eye through the window, suggesting that the journey does not stop there, the yellow glass pointing the way towards the Resurrection. 

 
 "Creation to Resurrection"  Size: 33'-6" x 75'-0"

"Creation to Resurrection"  Size: 33'-6" x 75'-0"

 
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 Eucharistic Chapel.  Size: 6'-1" x 5'-6"

Eucharistic Chapel.  Size: 6'-1" x 5'-6"