Lake Orion, MI – August 2017 – Guest House is pleased to announce that new stained glass windows have been installed in the chapel at the women’s treatment center.
With the recent construction of the women’s center and its new chapel, a desire to maintain some continuity with the other chapels on campus was made possible through the generosity of our benefactors through the recent capital campaign. New windows for the women’s chapel were designed and crafted over a period of nine months by Ann Baxter of Baxter Glass Art, Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan. Mike Bohn of Always Affordable Glass & Mirror, Sterling Heights, Michigan, installed the 14 windows over two days’ time in July.
So as to allow an appreciation for the beauty of nature around the chapel, the new windows are of German New Antique (GNA) glass, allowing visible connection with the beauty of the surrounding meadow and providing an atmosphere of prayer and contemplation. The windows have traditional leaded glass design, including symbols and scripture. Sister JJay shares, “The new chapel windows are elegant and simple. I delight in the way they give me the feeling of being embraced within the chapel, while being opened to the natural world viewed in the meadow.”
“Stained glass” can refer to colored glass as a material or to works created from it, abstract or symbolic in design. Throughout its thousand-year history, the term has been applied almost exclusively to the windows of churches and other places of worship. Stained glass windows can provide a creative way of distinguishing a sacred space, creating an ambience conducive to prayer.
The new windows were recently blessed at a special Mass on Wednesday, August 23, 2017. Click here for the words of the blessing.
Guest House, Inc., included in the Official Catholic Directory, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, licensed and CARF accredited health care provider and specializes in addiction treatment for Catholic clergy and religious, since 1956. It is governed by a Board of Trustees, comprised of 15 individuals including lay people and religious from throughout the United States. Contact Doris Brandt at 248-393-8935 or DorisB@guesthouse.org for more information.
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