Francis Xavier Window In A Basilica

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The Francis Xavier window in the St. Francis Xavier Basilica in Dyersville, Iowa, is so incorrect that it’s offensive. There are a number of beautiful stained glassed windows for the saints in the basilica and they’re all very colorful and detailed. Not only had a lot of work gone into the basilica, but a lot of money too, as evidenced by the altar that’s painted heavily with gold. Given the impressiveness of a work of art like the basilica, it’s unfortunate that no one caught the errors when the window was put in. Some mistakes are understandable, but this should have been fixed a long time ago. The artist who made the window made a critical error because they misunderstood what was meant by the “Indians” that Francis Xavier ministered to.

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