The Crucifixion (Luke 23:33) "When they reached the place called "The Skull", they crucified Him there." Mary, His mother, Mary Magdalene, and St. John (found only in his gospel) were present. Symbols: The reed in the Crown of Thorns represent the Kingship of Christ. The whip represents Christ becoming man. The pelican is a symbol of Christ in feeding us with His flesh and blood in the Eucharist, as the pelican in extremes, feeds her young with her flesh. "I am like a pelican of the wilderness." (Psalm 102:6)
You can view all the stained glass windows of the St. Mary Magdalen Chapel with an explanation of the details depicted. Click the link below, then click the first photo, then right arrow to step thru the photos. Explanations will be to the right of the photos of full windows.
View Stained Glass Windows