Acts of the Apostles 2:2-4

And suddenly there came from the sky a noise like a strong driving wind, and it filled the entire house in which they were. Then there appeared to them tongues as of fire, which parted and came to rest on each one of them. And they were all filled with the holy Spirit and began to speak in different tongues, as the Spirit enabled them to proclaim.

The Resurrection

1 Corinthians 15:3b-4, 20, 22-24

... Christ died for our sins in accordance with the scriptures; that he was buried; that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the scriptures... But now Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep... For just as in Adam all die, so too in Christ shall all be brought to life, but each one in proper order: Christ the firstfruits; then, at his coming, those who belong to Christ; then comes the end, when he hands over the kingdom to his God and Father, when he has destroyed every sovereignty and every authority and power.

The Crucifixion

Luke 23:44-48

It was now about noon and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon because of an eclipse of the sun. Then the veil of the temple was torn down the middle. Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commend my spirit”; and when he had said this he breathed his last. The centurion who witnessed what had happened glorified God and said, “This man was innocent beyond doubt.” When all the people who had gathered for this spectacle saw what had happened, they returned home beating their breasts...

The Mocking of Jesus

Matthew 27:27-31

Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus inside the praetorium and gathered the whole cohort around him. They stripped off his clothes and threw a scarlet military cloak about him. Weaving a crown out of thorns, they placed it on his head, and a reed in his right hand. And kneeling before him, they mocked him, saying, “Hail, King of the Jews!” They spat upon him and took the reed and kept striking him on the head. And when they had mocked him, they stripped him of the cloak, dressed him in his own clothes, and led him off to crucify him.

The Scourging

John 19:1-3

Then Pilate took Jesus and had him scourged. And the soldiers wove a crown out of thorns and placed it on his head, and clothed him in a purple cloak, and they came to him and said, “Hail, King of the Jews!” And they struck him repeatedly.

The Anointing of Jesus' Feet

Matthew 26:7-13

...a woman came up to him with an alabaster jar of costly perfumed oil, and poured it on his head while he was reclining at table. When the disciples saw this, they were indignant and said, “Why this waste? It could have been sold for much, and the money given to the poor.” Since Jesus knew this, he said to them, “Why do you make trouble for the woman? She has done a good thing for me. The poor you will always have with you; but you will not always have me. In pouring this perfumed oil upon my body, she did it to prepare me for burial. Amen, I say to you, wherever this gospel is proclaimed in the whole world, what she has done will be spoken of, in memory of her.”


Biblical scholars are divided on the identity of the woman in this passage: was she Mary Magdalene, or Mary of Bethany, or some other woman? Artists, however, have generally stuck to the tradition that she is Mary Magdalene. This is a factor in our identification of the woman in the window in the lower right transept.

Our Lady of Lourdes

An apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Lourdes is well known for its miraculous spring of water.

An interesting historical note: The young girl to whom Mary appeared, St. Bernadette Soubirous, is not depicted with a halo in this window, as she was not canonized until 1933.

St. Dominic

Founder of the Order of Preachers (the Dominicans), St. Dominic is also credited with the popularization of the Rosary.