The first reading and the Responsorial Psalm for Monday of this week are depicted in the sanctuary window entitled Sanctifier. The windows in the sanctuary are not readily noticeable because of the cathedra and grill work of the choir stalls. Take a moment to look at their beauty and significance. They are themed Ruler, Sanctifier, Teacher and Healer. In general they are attributed to Christ and his works. They still maintain the elements of scriptural readings from Old and New Testament with the top pane taken from the Book of Revelation.
“...A sower went out to sow...some seed fell on the path and birds came and ate it up. Some fell on rocky ground...the sun rose and it was scorched...Some seed fell among thorns...and the thorns grew up and choked it. But some seed fell on rich soil, and produced fruit, a hundred or sixty or thirty-fold. Whoever has ears ought to hear.” Matthew 13:3-9
"Without morals a republic cannot subsist any length of time; they therefore who are decrying the Christian religion, whose morality is so sublime and pure (and) which insures to the good eternal happiness, are undermining the solid foundation of morals, the best security for the duration of free governments," Charles Carroll, the only Catholic to sign the Declaration of Independence.