Sacred Heart and Jesuit Saints
The main figure is the Sacred Heart, though, unsusally, the heart is placed, not on the figure of Christ, but in the lower panel, between Saint Robert Bellarmine, in Cardinal’s red on the left, and Saint Claude de la Colombière, a promoter of devotion to the Sacred Heart, on the right. The right-hand panel portrays Saint Ignatius of Loyola, a founder of the Jesuits. He is seen kneeling at the bottom with the Jesuit Constitutions beside him with the letters AMDG (Ad Maiorem Dei Gloriam, To the Greater Glory of God) on its cover. The top shows La Storta, near Rome, where he had a vision of being placed with Jesus and the figure in the centre of this panel is Saint Aloysius Gonzaga. The left section shows Saint Francis Xavier in the centre, with a scene of him ministering in the East in the top left. The walking figure at the bottom is Saint Stanisław Kostka who joined the Jesuits on his seventeenth birthday, having walked from Poland to Rome to do so. The College in Rahan - the original site of the windows - was named after him.