St Joseph and the angel ■ Designed and made by Wilhelmina Geddes in about 1930. Wilhelmina Geddes was raised in Belfast and in 1912 joined the Dublin Arts and Crafts stained-glass co-operative An Túr Gloine (the Tower of Glass). From 1925 she worked independently in London at the Glass House, Fulham. Geddes designed windows, book illustrations, embroidered panels and linocut prints in the expressive, angular, attenuated figural style seen in this small cabinet panel. Her work won her international acclaim and important commissions in Canada, New Zealand and France as well as Great Britain and Ireland. Her attention to detail and exacting personal standards meant that her output was relatively small. Nonetheless, she is one of the most widely admired stained-glass artists of the 20th century ■

Y entonces uno se queda con la Iglesia, que me ofrece lo único que debe ofrecerme la Iglesia: el conocimiento de que ya estamos salvados –porque esa es la primera misión de la Iglesia, el anunciar la salvación gracias a Jesucristo- y el camino para alcanzar la alegría, pero sin exclusividades de buen pastor, a través de esa maravilla que es la confesión y los sacramentos. La Iglesia, sin partecitas.

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