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Window 2 – The Birth of Christ


Jesus, St. Mary, St. Joseph


Budding Almond: the Virgin birth as it was contrary to the laws of nature as the rod of Aaron brought forth buds, bloomed, and yielded almonds (see Numbers 17:8)

Messianic Rose

Rose of Sharon

Crown: This symbol of sovereignty represents Christ as both Lord and King.


Clerestory Window


Christmas Rose: First called the white rose when people noticed that it would stand the ravages of winter; later named the Christmas rose when they noticed that it bloomed at Christmas time. It is found abundantly on Mt. Helicon.


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