In 1842, Father Edward Sorin of the Congregation of Holy Cross began both a school and a parish in the mission that was known as Notre Dame du Lac.
Virginia Raguin is Distinguished Professor of Humanities Emeritus at the College of the Holy Cross. Among her many books is Stained Glass: From Its Origins to the Present and Stained Glass: Radiant Art.
Articles by Virginia Raguin
Renaissance art was essentially public art, even as it was commissioned by single individuals and religious and civic organizations.
In the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, buildings carried great narrative themes, on the exterior by sculpture and on the interior by glass and wall painting.