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Blessed Are They Who Mourn
The Phillips Memorial Window

"Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted." from the Beatitudes (Matthew 5:4)

The window presents an image of Mary, robed in blue, being comforted by a multitude of angels. The inscription in the quatrefoil at the top includes the words "Love Suffereth Long," which may be from I Corinthians 13:4, "Love suffers long and is kind."

Note the many colors of glass, including vivid purple and chartreuse as well as the jewel-like qualities of the white glass.

In addition, the window has a wide pallet of reds. The same glass is used in this window as in English windows, but the colors are brighter because generally there is more light in the U.S. In the upper part of the windows, the angels' halos are flame shaped. This concept was invented by Christopher Whall, an English stained glass artist, and shows the direct influence he had on Henry Wynd Young.

The Dwinell window (Blessed are the Pure in Heart) is directly opposite in the South transept and is patterned after the Phillips window.

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Designer: Henry Wynd Young
Dedication Date: 1916
Donors: In Memory of Charles and Sarah Phillips, given by their son Charles G. Phillips
Location: North transept, Fuller Chapel

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