Shepherd of the Valley, Hacienda Heights 2 windows depicting stories from the Bible
Custom Stained Glass Behind the Altar of Shepherd of the Valley Church in Hacienda Heights
Thursday, March 22. 2012, we had a very important installation of two large stained glass windows at the Shepherd of the Valley Church in Hacienda Heights, CA. The Church Council described the congregation’s activities, which included preaching the gospel (hence the Sermon on the Mount on the left) and feeding the homeless and the needy in the community (hence the Feeding of the Multitude on the right)
Sermon on the Mount -
They also have a daily mission of feeding the homeless and other needy people. What came into mind was the feeding of the multitude, but warned them that my design would have to be simplified, indicating a few people with baskets.
The Feeding of the Multitude
I did face the challenge of tying the new windows to the existing center window so that everything appeared to be that the overall design was planned in this way from the beginning. My solution was that I would continue the rocks from the center window into the side windows and made them part of the landscape. As it turned out, the whole installation was a complete success. The dedication was on Sunday March 25, 2012. My client, Fe Villalino, presented these windows to the church in memory of her husband Ignacio A. Villalino, who was a dedicated servant to this congregation and the community. She requested that the inscription of the dedication, etched in one of the baskets, should be:
“To God be the Glory
In Memory of Ignacio A. Villalino”
Many members of her family came from all directions to celebrate with her and her son.
On a very personal note I want to say that I was so pleased with the success of this project, that I signed both windows in the corner rocks. Marion Snyder Visions In Glass
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