The Conversion of St. Paul
St. Peter Receiving his Mandate
St. Rita of Cascia
The Baptism of Clovis I by St. Remigius
It is probable that this window is a depiction of a significant, if perhaps little-known, moment in the history of Catholicism and Western Europe. Clovis I was the first king of the united Frankish tribes, developing a kingdom that covered most of modern France and Germany, geographically prefiguring a large portion of the Holy Roman Empire. Born a pagan, Clovis converted to Catholicism under the influence of his wife, Clotilde, and was baptized by St. Remigius, Bishop of Reims. The notable aspect of this is that many of the rulers of the Frankish and Germanic tribes had been actively converting to Arianism, a heresy that denied the divinity of Jesus. Clovis' conversion to Catholicism gave the Church a position of strength in Western Europe as it continued its evangelization efforts.