Recently, Indigo Stained Glass installed a stained glass window feature in Catholic Healthcare‘s newest Residential Aged Care Home, MacKillop House. MacKillop House is located in Norwest (north west Sydney) and was completed in August 2021, with residents starting to move in this month.
The stunning stained glass window represents the Pentecost, commemorating the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and other followers of Jesus Christ while they were in Jerusalem celebrating the Feast of Weeks.
The Property team at Catholic Healthcare provided us with four design ideas for the stained glass feature. The final design was selected based on its aesthetic suitability for the existing colour scheme at MacKillop House. The intricate cross depicts a vivid explosion of light and its centre symbolises the descending of the Holy Spirit to the Apostles. The ‘tongues of fire’, which are also a feature of the Pentecost, flow out over the earth from the light. Hall specifically used blue and turquoise hues to represent the sea and greens to represent the earth and the far-reaching nature of the Holy Spirit.
The entire process for design, drawing to scale and production of the window took approximately six weeks.