High above the south arm Transept is the Rose Window, south. This architectural beauty was made possible only with the newest technology of the Middle Ages for, along with huge stained glass windows, the soaring walls of these exquisite places allowed for the awesomeness of the great depiction's in glass of the Holy. Note its similarity with the shape of the rose, each pane a reminder of a petal.
St. Mary the Virgin was often compared to the fairest of roses. During many
of her apparitions to call people to repentance and back to her Son, there was
often a sweet fragrance of roses and mass visions of rose pedals falling from
the heavens. It is noteworthy to remember that many of the saints who were
exhumed to verify their identity before formal canonization to sainthood
were not only found to be uncorrupt, but that this same fragrance of sweet
roses emanated from their remains.
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