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“Glorious Light”

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So far this winter I have read some terrific books. One of the best combines my interest in history with my love of stained glass.




“Glorious Light — The Stained Glass of Fredericton” by John Leroux (Gaspereau Press, 2011) is a splendid photographic record of the best kept secret of Fredericton’s architecture. The book explores both sacred and secular examples of glass artistry throughout the city.  With examples, it describes and provides background on specific windows, some I have seen and wondered about since I came to Fredericton almost 40 years ago.


On Thursday evening this week, as part of our “Authors Coffee House” (Holy Trinity Anglican Church), John Leroux will give a presentation and reading of “Glorious Light”. John is a noted local architect and restoration specialist, and an engaging speaker. If you are in the Fredericton area, this would be a great way to spend a Thursday evening. Perhaps I’ll see you there!





Copyright Jane Tims 2017

Written by jane tims

January 24, 2017 at 8:38 pm

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  1. There’s nothing more glorious than to stand in the sunlight beneath a stained glass window and watching the colors washing over you.

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    January 26, 2017 at 9:18 am

    • It is a great title for the book. The book talks about the cabin on Longs Creek made from bottles … I’ve stood in it and the light is amazing.

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      jane tims

      January 26, 2017 at 11:21 am

      • There’s one in PEI, too. The Bottle Houses. I have pictures of them on my webpage.

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        January 26, 2017 at 11:46 am

      • Hi. Yes we’ve been to the houses on PEI as well. The light filtering in from outside is so beautiful!

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        jane tims

        January 27, 2017 at 10:29 pm

      • The angel from All About Angels (front cover) was photographed outside the chapel in the Bottle Houses.

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        January 28, 2017 at 10:51 am

  2. The book sounds wonderful. Some of my favorite books are about local history and buildings.

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    January 25, 2017 at 10:13 pm

    • Hi Sheryl. We sometimes overlook local history with our focus on political and national history. This is a beautiful book. It showed me how often stained glass occurs in private homes!


      jane tims

      January 26, 2017 at 8:41 am

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