The Mother Mary Window
The Mother Mary Window is meant to honor Mary’s devotion to God, her purity of spirit, her spiritual discipline and her obedience to God.
The upper part of the window shows a fleur-de-lis which is a symbol for the Virgin Mary in several cultures.
The central figure of Mary is surrounded by an aureole signifying sainthood and replaces the traditional “halo” frequently used for this purpose. In her hands, Mary is holding a rosary highlighting her exalted status in the Christian faith, as well as her spiritual discipline. The small crucifix is symbolic of the dawn of the Christian era that originated with her Son’s birth and sacrifice. The central figure is surrounded by roses because this flower is also used as a symbol for Mary, such as in Mexico where she chose Castilian Roses to reveal herself.
The three white lilies in the lower level represent The Holy Trinity and are also symbolic of Mary, her purity, and her obedience to God.
The window was donated by The Rev. Lucy and Mr. Ino Martinez in memory of Deacon Lucy’s mother, Janice Roberts Condra, and Ino’s maternal grandmother, Timotea Escudero de Campos.
The date on the plaque, December 7, 2006 marks the 15th anniversary of Deacon Lucy’s ordination to the Sacred Order of Deacons in the Episcopal Church.