Thirteen stained-glass windows will be unveiled in their new home at the Holy Name Mausoleum in Jersey City on Saturday, November 6th. These artifacts, which are valued over $525,000, were removed from Saint Boniface Parish Church and have undergone a rigorous restoration, uncovering the true beauty of their nineteenth century craftsmanship.
“These fragile artifacts represent how our community has expressed its faith over the years,” said Andrew Schafer, Executive Director, Catholic Cemeteries, Archdiocese of Newark. “While the stained-glass pieces have a significant monetary value, they hold an even stronger sacramental worth to the Catholic Church and its generation upon generation of followers in Hudson County.”
Constructed in 1896 at the world-renowned Tyrolese Art Glass Co. and Mosaic Studio of Innsbruck, Germany, the windows depict Holy Disciples such as Saint Anthony, Saint Frances, Saint John The Evangelist, among several others. Each of the thirteen artifacts was generously donated by families and organizations within the Saint Boniface Parish Community.
Catholic Cemeteries and the Ecclesiastical Patrimony Commission of the Archdiocese of Newark worked collaboratively to restore the original essence of the 13 windows and preserve the spiritual history of the Catholic Church. Catholic Cemeteries contracted Gil Studios of New York for the complete restoration of the artifacts and their installation at Holy Name Mausoleum.
“The unveiling of the refurbished stained-glass windows is one example of how the Archdiocese of Newark strives to preserve the Church’s living history and the spiritual heritage of our community,” said Schafer. “We are excited to debut the restored artifacts in their new home at Holy Name.”
For more information please visit, www.rcancem.org or call the Holy Name Catholic Cemetery & Mausoleum at (866)-773-7526.
§ The Good Sheppard Window
(Donated by the Second pastor, Rev William F. Wahl)
- § The Saint Joseph Window
(Donated by St. Joseph Sick Support Society)
- § The Saint Ann & Blessed Virgin Mary
(Donated by St. Ann Society for Parish Women)
- § The Saint Elizabeth of Hungary Window
(Donated by a John and Catherine- last name unknown)
- § The Saint George Window
(Donated by the Parish branch of The Knights of St. George)
- § The Sacred Heart Window (Donated by Mrs. Fridoline Epple)
- § The Saint John The Evangelist Window
- § The Saint Anthony Window
(Donated by Mr. John Bothoff & Family)
- § The Saint Agnes Window
(Donated by Magdalena Burgert)
- § The Saint Boniface Window
(Donated by the St. Boniface Society)
- § The Saint Francis Window
(Donated by the Third Order of St. Francis)
- § The Saint Dominic Window
(Donated in memory of the deceased members of the John Botthof family)
- § The Saint Paul Window
(Donated by George P. Brock)