St. Scholastica Chapel Window
St. Lucia


St. Lucia (Lucy), one of the seven women mentioned in Eucharistic Prayer I of the Mass, bears her eyes on an offering plate since various legends relate to the loss of her eyes. The oxen in the lower portion of the window recall the legend that when guards came to take her from her home in Syracuse, Sicily, to her martyrdom, four oxen were powerless to move her because of God’s sustaining hand.

 

St. Scholastica Chapel
©Mount St. Scholastica
Atchison, Kansas
Stained Glass Window by Erhard Stoettner, Gerard Recke & Joseph Freney, for T. C. Esser Co., 1939

St. Lucy