February 24, 2012 by: Ben Heimsath

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We're pleased to announce that the Adoration Chapel stained glass windows designed by Ben Heimsath for Emmaus Catholic Church in Lakeway, Texas are featured in a great article in this month's Catholic Spirit.  The monthly newspaper is published by the Diocese of Austin and features notable events and activities in the Central Texas region.

The firm completed the new Parish Activity Center last year.  The building houses numerous functions with a large fellowship hall, youth center and a variety of classrooms and meeting spaces.  We envisioned the Adoration Chapel as a place of stillness and prayer right in the heart of the new Center.  Adoration Chapel Stained Glass TreeEveryone who comes for a meeting, dinner, reception, or class is made aware of Christ's divine presence thanks to the central placement of this dramatic room. On the other side of the exposed stone wall is a distinctive six-sided space with a serene focus on the cross and monstrance. 

Ben designed the stained glass for three soaring windows as a triptych suggesting an ideal landscape.  A cypress tree dominates the scene as a symbol of eternal life.  The wheat fields and grape vines are represented both abstractly and figuratively.  This is Ben's largest art commission to date and we're delighted to share this wonderful article.



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Assembling the delicate pieces in Dick Bour's Studio - Fayetteville, Texas

Thanks to Enedelia Obregon from the Catholic Spirit, we're able to give you a pdf copy of the full article as it was published in the February issue.

Download Adoration Chapel Article

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