We created this window for the Divine Mercy Shrine at All Saints, Coquitlam, BC. It’s interesting to approach an image that is very familiar to a lot of people and put our own stamp on it. Unlike an oil painting, we can actually use light as part of our palette, and in an image like this the depiction of light is imperative to the message. The image of the Divine Mercy is based on the writings of St. Faustina Kowalska who recorded in her diary that she “saw Jesus dressed in a white garment. He held one hand raised in blessing and the other hand was touching his garment at the breast. From under the garment came two rays of light, one red the other pale. The pale rays symbolise the water, which cleanses and purifies the soul: the red rays represent the blood, which gives new life to the soul.” The blessing of the shrine was held during the Parish Ministries Fair and was complete with an honour guard of the Knights of Columbus. We always enjoy the services blessing the work we’ve done; it’s very rewarding to speak with parishioners and hear how sacred art is so important to so many people.