Illuminations: The Life and Work of Saint John Baptist de La Salle
Manhattan College to acquire historic stained glass window collection
In an exciting acquisition, Manhattan College will be entrusted with a collection of exquisite stained glass windows originally installed at the Brothers’ Novitiate in Pocantico Hills, N.Y., and moved to the chapel at the Brothers’ Novitiate in Barrytown, N.Y., in 1930. The windows portray scenes from the life of Saint John Baptist de La Salle, from his childhood in Reims to his death and subsequent glorification in heaven.
This historic collection is considered the most beautiful and complete artistic reflection in stained glass of De La Salle’s life and his work with the Brothers of the Christian Schools. Properly preserved, the windows will carry the Lasallian spirit forward and underscore the College’s mission.
The windows will be installed on campus in the Chapel of De La Salle and His Brothers for all members of the Manhattan community to enjoy. Please join us in helping to preserve this piece of our legacy, and ensuring that such an iconic collection of beautifully rendered stained glass has a home in which generations of Jaspers can observe and appreciate their Lasallian heritage.