The windows in our Santuary and Narthex were designed by Benoit D. Gilsoul. Benoit was born in 1913 in Nmaur, Belgium. He was a well known artist in his own country and emigrated to the United States in 1959 on a grant from the Belgium government. He originally came to study art in the United States, but decided to stay and became a citizen of the United Stated in 1967. He designed, created and executed sculpture and faceted glass for Churches and Synagogues all over the country until his death in the year 2000. One of his well-known pieces is in the United Nations overlooking the United Nations Plaza. Among his many religious endeavors in the United States he created a bronze sculpture of "Christ in the City" which featured a background of New York City. The sculpture faces Madison Square Garden.
St. Paul's Sanctuary windows were created in thick Faceted Glass, cast in Epoxy Matrix by Helmut Schardt in his studio in East Northport. Accents were added after casting by striking the glass to cause the light to refract. Mr. Schardt had the privilege to work with Mr. Gilsoul for over forty years.