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Only in Print: Glass Appeal: Stained Glass Windows Offer a Treat for the Eyes and Lessons in Faith

Pope Paul VI’s historic visit to the UN is commemorated in a window (left) at the Immaculate Conception Center. (Photo: Ed Wilkinson)

WINDSOR TERRACE — Stained glass windows are the last items installed when a church is under construction, but they are anything but an afterthought.  In Brooklyn and Queens, parishioners are lucky enough to get the opportunity to sit in churches and look up at beautiful windows that could be works of art in a museum.  

These windows contain biblical scenes, as well as tributes to world-famous Catholic leaders. Still, others depict important historical figures …

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