After St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church was demolished in 2012, the building’s stained glass windows were put into storage with other sacred items at a secret Diocese of Pittsburgh warehouse.
Now, those windows might be headed to a parish in Nigeria, as the Post-Gazette’s Brian O’Neill explains in a recent column:
[Holy Child’s Father Richard Yagesh] is 100 percent behind the donation and will seek formal approval from the parish finance committee Feb. 4. By now, many, including St. James Parish in Sewickley, are helping raise the roughly $10,000-plus it will take to safely ship 11 framed windows to Nigeria. They’re calling the project “Opening the Windows of Unity.” (Donations may be sent to Windows of Unity, c/o Miraculous Medal Parish, PO Box 366, Meadow Lands, Pa. 15347.)
Check out the P-G’s story for details and some photos of the windows.