Sacred Heart (Columbus) Stained Glass Restoration Project

Through truth, unity, goodness, and beauty, we encounter the Divine with a sense of awe that moves the heart and stirs the mind. A symbol of this wonderment lies within Sacred Heart Church, located in the Italian Village, and its breathtaking display of hand-crafted stained glass windows created to model the windows of the famous French Cathedral of Chartres. 

Upon celebrating its 100th Anniversary, Sacred Heart begins an intricate restoration project to stabilize and preserve the windows created a hundred years ago in Chicago by a German stained glass manufacturer.  Modern stained glass is colored, whereas vintage glass is traditionally hand-painted and fired.  The windows were last serviced in 1962 and are valued at well over $1 million.  They represent a priceless collection of beauty that will indefinitely impact the cultural and artistic life of the Diocese of Columbus.

We are reminded that the Creator continually seeks to reveal Himself to His creation. Monsignor Frank Lane, administrator of Sacred Heart, says, “These windows are witness to the role beauty plays in worship and the importance of the four transcendentals in our spiritual lives.”  The Catholic Foundation is honored to help preserve this local art treasure through a responsive grant. 

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2 Corinthians 9: 6-7