A deeper understanding of our patron Saint
The De La Salle stained glass windows will greatly expand educational opportunities at Manhattan College and underscore its Lasallian heritage. They provide a narrative depicting several key moments in the life of the Saint and will educate viewers, in a visual and highly artistic way, on key moments in his life and the history of the time.
The windows, in combination with the Chapel’s altar and mural, will provide effective teaching opportunities for formal courses, where they will greatly enrich class discussions. They will also serve as a conversation piece during campus events, such as convocations, accepted students days and guided tours.
Saint Gregory the Great recognized how the visual can supplement the verbal when trying to reach a much larger audience because it is generally recognized that seeing is believing. We continue to learn in special ways from visual, as well as verbal texts, and that works of art, such as the De La Salle stained glass windows, can speak to the heart in ways that words alone cannot.