St Frideswide at prayer

Stained Glass

St Frideswide at prayer, detail of a stained glass windowThis is one of the many episodes in Saint Frideswide’s story, depicted by the young Edward Burne-Jones in the window dedicated to the Saxon princess, healer and saint. Saint Frideswide is deep in prayer. Despite her unlikely surroundings, she is not alone and remains fully focused on her relationship with God. She is imploring His aid and His protection. By including elements of the natural world such as water, ducks and sunflowers which symbolize adoration, loyalty and longevity, Burne-Jones seems to be reassuring the saint and the viewer that God is present, and all will be well.
Jackie Holderness, Education Officer

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