From one closed parish to another. It's been a while since we've talked about Transfiguration of Our Lord, and I know youse guys just can't get enough of that.
From the mailbag:
I wanted to let you know that the large Transfiguration window, as
well as two smaller windows have been restored and are now located at
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cottonwood Arizona. The two
smaller windows are of Moses parting the Red Sea and of The Sacred
Heart with Adam and Eve.
These windows have been attributed to F.X. Zettler. I'm wondering if
you can confirm that for me.
Immaculate Conception also has a series of stained glass windows
reportedly from the lower section of Transfiguration. These windows
were supposed to go to California, but came to Arizona instead. These
windows are a different style than the aforementioned windows. They
are of the Gifts of the Holy Spirit, the Seven Sacraments, the
Spiritual Works of Mercy and the Corporal Works of Mercy. Do you
know who the artist(s) was who fashioned this windows?
It is heartbreaking to see what happened to Transfiguration. I would
like to invite your readers to visit Immaculate Conception when
visiting Arizona so that they can once again enjoy these beautiful
Well, that's good to know, I guess. If anyone's ever in Cottonwood, Arizona, check the place out. Immaculate Conception actually has some pictures of their new church. The interface is unwieldy, but you can definitely confirm that Transy's choir window now graces the apse of the new sanctuary. Not a bad design choice, actually.
Oh, and yes, the stained glass artist. The excellent parish history and news materials provided to me by one Joe Kearney mention the windows as coming from "the world famous Zettler stained glass in Munich." It's a pretty good bet that's the same Zettler you refer to.