King David

These photos were taken by me at my parish. Sts Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Mankato MN was founded by Jesuits just over 150 years ago and was our town's "German Catholic Church" Of course this was back when everyone settling here were immigrants. These poor folks pooled together enough money to build an incredibly beautiful church which has only been minimally wreckovated since the 1960's.
Anyway, this is a wonderful stained glass window in the Choir loft that most don't see. I especially enjoy the way King David's gazing away as he plays, assumably for the Lord Himself.


  1. What a beautiful window for a choir loft (beautiful aesthetically and theologically)! Most choir lofts I've sung in have had a more standard window of Our Lord or Our Lady, but King David? So cool!

  2. "wreckovated"... never heard that term before. I like it, and it certainly applies here to many parishes in the province of Ontario.

  3. Yes, amazingly no one tore out the beautiful high altar, although they tore out the altar rails and the side altars. I heard that the solid marble communion rail was thrown out in a ditch. Can you believe that?? I get so upset when I think about it..."No! We wouldn't want ANYONE to receive our Blessed Lord kneeling!! That is a crime!" God help us!