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Seasons shine through windows at church

St. Theresa Catholic Church officials have been working hard to make their place of worship a thing of beauty.

Twenty-six stained glass windows and a lead cross were added to the church on Tuesday.

“All of the stained glass windows arrived and it’s going to take three or four days to put them in,” said Dr. Jeannette Holmes, principal at St. Theresa Catholic School.



Twenty-two of the windows depict the seasons of Lake Tahoe.

“The first set is spring, then summer, then autumn, then winter where it goes to white,” Holmes said. “The white bleeds into the open windows that show Freel Peak and Heavenly Valley, so the winter will go with the natural snow.”




Artist Roger Hogan designed and crafted all of the windows and sent a team to supervise the installation.

The other four windows, made of traditional leaded stained glass, reflect the seven sacraments, suffering Christ, Our Lady of Guadalupe and St. Theresa of Lisieux.

“The windows have been paid for by donors, either parish members or visitors to the church,” Holmes said.

A large lead cross, donated by the Kaelin family in honor of Joe Kaelin, has been placed on the rooftop above the sanctuary.

“It is officially designated as a church now,” Holmes said. “It’s the initial process in the dedication.”

Holmes said everyone is excited about the new additions being made at St. Theresa.

“There’s a huge bronze statue that will be in front of the church,” Holmes said. “That will be going up soon also, in front of the courtyard there.”


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