I remain a parishioner at the church where I was baptized 55 years ago, meaning I have spent well over 2,000 Sunday mornings there. As a child, my mind and my eyes tended to wander, and the stained glass windows provided both entertainment and enlightenment, as they are meant to do. Later, as I struggled to quiet my small children during Mass, I whispered the stories of the saints in those same windows to them.
A favorite window depicts St. Michael casting the fallen angels out of Heaven, as today’s alternate first reading from Revelations describes. It’s a graphic representation, even a little scary, showing the archangel poking at skeletal creatures with his sword.
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