St. Paul is depicted at the center; his right hand holds the object of his martyrdom: a sword. In his left, he holds a book, referring to his role as the author of many of the New Testament letters. Below is his emblem, the “Spiritus Gladius” or sword of the Spirit. Scenes to the left and right of Paul illustrate Paul’s Conversion on the Road to Damascus (Acts 9:1-9) and his imprisonment at Philippi. An earthquake freed Paul and his fellow Christians, and the jailer and his household were baptized (Acts 16:16-26). In the tracery above, a threaded needle before a tent refers to Paul’s profession as a tentmaker (Acts 18:3). On the left, a rayed Latin cross symbolizes the shield of Faith.
Given to the Glory of God by Polly & Tom Sapitowicz, and in loving memory of their parents: Pauline Winslow Gregory, Percival Cable Gregory, Joan Patricia Sapitowicz, and Thomas Peter Sapitowicz.