Text: Paul Labonne
Translation: Linda Bien

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Nincheri made stained glass windows for at least fifteen Montreal chapels and churches including particularly outstanding works in St.-Léon-de-Westmount, Notre-Dame du Rosaire, Ste.-Madeleine and Très-Saint-Rédempteur.

Five windows were created for the latter between 1935 and 1946 (for the price of $850 each). The themes originated with the client, Mgr. Verner. The final maquettes were approved in 1938. By the time the last three windows were finally undertaken in 1945, Nincheri employees had finished and installed sixteen large and fourteen small windows for the Church of St.-Francis-Xavier in Burlington, ten in New Brunswick, two in Toronto, seven in Québec and one for the Sisters of the Bon Pasteur in Montréal.



The complex narrative of these windows evolves from the dreams of Nebuchadnezzar II (King of Babylonia 605-562 BC) interpreted by the Old Testament prophet Daniel as a revelation of Christ the Redeemer. In the first window from the left Daniel tells the King, "There is a God in heaven that revealeth secrets and maketh known to the king Nebuchadnezzar what shall be in the latter days." (Dan. 2:28) God is represented in the upper part of the window with archangels Michael on His right and Gabriel on His left.

The second window illustrates Nebuchadnezzar's dream of a statue with feet of clay, which Daniel interpreted as symbolizing the destruction of Babylon.