Abbot Robert visited our sisters at Crozet this past Tuesday and reports that their church is nearing completion.
Fr. Methodius and Br. Hugh from Holy Spirit Abbey, Conyers, were there to install the stained glass. As some of our readers realize, Conyers has a stained glass studio run by Fr. Methodius and they have executed the windows for the sisters’ new church. Sr. Kay of Crozet designed the Salve window, the Madonna and Child based on Byzantine prototypes. The soft colors tend towards gold and harmonize with the discretely patterned stone tiles now covering the floor.
The Guest Chapel, adjacent to the church, is behind a low, hand-crafted wrought iron balustrade and its windows evoke the non-figural patterns of the windows from early Cistercian churches, in shades of blue. At the back of the Guest Chapel is a rose window, which appears on the front façade over the entrance at ground level.
Although the choirs stalls have yet to be delivered and installed, the sisters were planning to celebrate Compline in their new church that night, honoring their new Salve window.