The Newman Centre St. Thomas Aquinas Church with 12 newly confirmed Saints from the 19th and 20th centuries.
As part of the Great Jubilee Celebrations, for the Year 2000, the parish community undertook a special project to select and commemorate significant Christian heroes and heroines of the last century by erecting nine new stained glass windows in the west wall of the church. These windows honour the following saints:
St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein), St. Therese of Lisieux, Mother Teresa of Calcutta, Blessed Gianna Beretta Molla, Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati, Blessed Brother Andrč Bessette, C.S.C., Franz Jagerstatter, and George & Pauline Vanier.
As a parting gift to Fr. Thomas Rosica, C.S.B. who served as Pastor and Executive Director of the Newman Centre from 1994 - June 2000, the parish community replaced the remaining window on the west wall of the church with new stained glass images honouring three additional heroes and heroines of the past century: Blessed Pope John XXIII, Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, and Fr. Jerzey Popieliszko.
(Above) Julie Korol of the Newman Community presents stained glass of Pier Giorgio Frassati to the Holy Father on the occasion of the XVII World Youth Day in Toronto. Original artistic glass work encased with artificial backlight, produced by Josef Aigner and Associates.Contact Information | Map | About Us
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