Designed by Ray Day for
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church
New Albany, Indiana
Day, center (window designer),
pictured with Fr. Paul Etienne (Pastor)
and David Hatfield (stained glass artist)
at the Open House for the new
and Chapel October 28, 2001.
NOTE: Fr. Paul was ordained Bishop of Cheyenne, WY on December 8, 2009
under the title of
Our Lady of Perpetual Help
rests atop a Chi-rho, the Christian symbol of Christ.
a full size 'cartoon' is drawn - 62.5" high and 32"
the new Residence and Chapel is nestled in a wooded area,
background colors evolve from dark greens below to sunlit
yellows above. The deep red is used in the Chi-rho
to symbolize Christ's sacrifice on Calvary.
a giant jigsaw puzzle, hand cut glass pieces are
over the paper cartoon. Assembly is the next challenge.
Each glass shape is edged with copper foil and
soldered one to another.
has spent numerous hours
soldering the over 225 individual pieces of glass together.
Upon completion of the front surface, the entire window
is turned over for soldering the back as well.
At right, Ray paints facial features
to the figures using
the back, two horizontal support bars are secured to the
metal frame surrounding the window.
then mounts the finished work of art on the inside of a
double-paned insulated window that had been installed by
Four strips of wood molding, stained to match the window
trim, are added to complete the project.
in the photo at right are adversely affected by a dreary
autumn day and the wide roof overhand at the top.