This is one of 10 large stained-glass windows in the upper church of the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. The three original mysteries of the rosary are depicted in the many stained-glass panels within the 10 windows, which were made by a Boston company and, over a four-year period, installed by 1948. 

This panel in one of the basilica’s rosary windows depicts a scene after the birth of Jesus.

This panel in one of the basilica’s rosary windows shows one of the many saints who was resurrected at the same time Jesus was resurrected, as described by Matthew in the Bible.

This panel in one of the basilica’s rosary windows shows a scene during the crucifixion of Jesus.

This stained-glass rosary window is the first that visitors to the basilica see on the right as they enter. It depicts elements of the first mystery of the rosary, the Joyful Mystery. The Joyful Mystery focuses on five different stages of Christ’s life: the annunciation of the Lord to Mary; the visitation of Mary to Elizabeth; the nativity of Jesus Christ; the presentation of the Lord; and finding Jesus in the temple at age 12.

This is one of the simple, geometric, colored-glass panels that can still be found in the basilica. Before the installation of the O’Duggan stained-glass rosary windows in the nave, completed in 1948, the windows looked like this, according to basilica historian Bob Gilbert.

This panel in one of the basilica’s rosary windows shows a scene from Jesus’s final hours.

A stained-glass panel from one of the basilica’s rosary windows.

Two stained-glass panels from one of the basilica’s rosary windows.

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A stained-glass panel from one of the basilica’s rosary windows.

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