Saints Malachy and Brendan (A)

Chapel of the Novitiate of the Oblate Fathers of St. Mary Immaculate (Belcamp, Dublin) (This Church is NOT open to the public from 2009)

1925 : Number of Lights in each Window: 2 : Saints Malachy and Brendan (A)

The third set of windows depicts Saints Malachy and Brendan. St. Malachy was a hermit, a monk, bishop of Connor and archbishop of Armagh in the twelfth century (Connellan: Story of the Belcamp Chapel Windows). The bearded saint is magnificently attired in robes of deep red and wine, embroidered with blue and gold.  The lower panel depicts Saint Malachy holding the staff of Jesus that he had to buy back from the usurper, Niall, in order to claim his office of archbishop. The window is inscribed in old Irish script: Naomh Maolmh Aodóg on the right border. The second light portrays Saint Brendan the Navigator. Brendan was abbot of Clonfert in the sixth century. His dark red robes are intricately patterned with abstract and floral motifs. The lower panel shows a scene from the life of St. Brendan: Brendan and two of his disciples are confronted by a vision of Judas while at sea. The window is inscribed in old Irish script: Naomh Brendán on the right border. [Best_Wordpress_Gallery id="38" gal_title="belcamp-malachy-brendan"]      




Photos by © Michael Cullen (for prints/sales Irish Images Books - Text © by Lucy Costigan. Connellan, C., O.M.I, Story of the Belcamp Chapel Windows: Masterpieces of Stained Clarke by Harry Clarke, Leaflet from Belcamp, Dublin 17