The Annunciation Window — St. Joseph Church, Geneva

The joy and acceptance of the Annunciation scene awaits in the ambulatory.

The ambulatory space behind the main altar contains two very beautiful stained-glass images that are difficult to see from the nave, but are worth the time to view when the sanctuary is unoccupied. On the left side is the scene of The Annunciation with a humble and accepting Mary kneeling with crossed arms as the Angel Gabriel greets her with the familiar “Hail Mary” announcement that she will conceive a son by the power of the Holy Spirit to be called Jesus (Luke 1:26-38). In the background is a vase of lilies representing the purity of the Blessed Virgin and overhead a flying dove, representing the Holy Spirit, rains down rays on the Virgin Mary.

Another beautiful window on the opposite (right) side of the ambulatory space is that of Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque’s vision of Jesus’ Sacred Heart.

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