The chapel windows at the Monastery are filled with women saints. Among them are St. Scholastica, of course, and Catherine of Siena–the patron saint of the Papal Artifacts website, St. Therese of Lisieux and Frances Xavier Cabrini whose artifacts may be found on the Saints & Blesseds page.
We honor them today as we acknowledge Mary, our Mother, whose title, “Queen of Peace,” was added to her novena by Pope Pius XV after WW I. The monument, Our Lady, Queen of Peace, in St. Mary Major in Rome was a gift of Benedict XV to the people of Europe upon the close of that war.
Great East Window
College of St. Scholastica Library
A two-story window facing east depicts Our Lady, Queen of Peace flanked by missionaries, Saints Peter Clave, Frances Xavier, Patrick of Ireland and Isaac Jogues.
They are joined by Popes Benedict XV & Pius XI, who both labored against the social evils that would lead to two World Wars.
The theme of the window is peace among the nations, peace in the individual soul, and peace in the social order.
In this window, Mary is very much our Mother, working for the peace and welfare of her often wayward children.