Window Nº17

Saint George (Sanctus Georgius).


This is the last stained glass window situated in the nave of the Cathedral on the southwest side.

Saint George is the patron saint of England amongst other countries.

It has not been possible to prove much about his life, but it is believed that he was a Christian Roman soldier who was executed for refusing to abandon his faith.

The window shows him crowned with laurels, symbolizing victory. The rose of England, the thistle of Scotland and the shamrock of Ireland are all visible.

Saint George has his foot on the defeated dragon. The inscription reads “Nemo me impune lacessit”, meaning “No one attacks me with impunity”. The phrase “Dulcem et decorum est pro patria mori” can be seen in the phylactery, which means “It is sweet and glorious to die for your country”. An ancient legend says that Saint George killed a dragon to save a young girl who had been given to the dragon as a sacrifice.

Inscription: “In memoriam Edward Gerald J. Moyna”.

No visible signature: possibly attributed to the workshop of Percy Bacon or Percy Bacon & Brothers, 1920.


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