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Emil Frei advises on Chapel Renovation & Creates New Stained Glass at St. John Vianney High School

Nicholas Frei, Aaron Frei, Stephen Frei, and artist John Wheadon advised on the renovation of St. John Vianney High School, Kirkwood, MO.  An effort was made to preserve the character of the chapel created by the late Br. Mel Meyer S.M., while updating the space to meet current needs.

Also, John Wheadon designed five new windows for two separate entryway and existing windows in the newly created narthex were reconfigured for the renovation.

All work was donated by Nicholas, Aaron, & Stephen.

To read more about this project see the article from the St. Louis Review linked below.

St. Louis Review Article

Pensacola’s Downtown Crowd Publishes Article Featuring Studio Artist John Wheadon

The article by Dawn Gresko titled “The Soul of St. Michael’s” in the September 2016 issue of Pensacola’s Downtown Crowd Magazine featured work done by Emil Frei on Pensacola’s Basilica of St. Michael.  Artist John Wheadon was interviewed about both the nine new stained glass windows installed into the church and the restoration of the original stained glass.   To read the article clink on the link below and turn to page 11.

September 2016 Downtown Crowd


Emil Frei Stained Glass in New Orleans Lauded in Article at

Writer Benjamin Morris tells of the long history of Emil Frei & Associates work in New Orleans in his article “On the Trail of Emil Frei:  New Orleans’ Stained Glass”

To read Mr. Morris’s article follow the link below:


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Fox 2 News Features Emil Frei work at St. Mary in Brussels, IL

To see video coverage on our part in the renewal of St. Mary’s in Brussels, IL after a fire on Christmas Day, Click  HERE



Emil Frei Windows Featured in the Pensacola News Journal

See a video and an article on work we will be doing on the Basilica of St. Michael in Pensacola, FL here.



Hospital Chapel Renovation in Oklahoma City, OK

Emil Frei & Associates part in the restoration of windows for St. Anthony’s Hospital Chapel renovation in Oklahoma City is recognized.  See blurb and photograph in “Saints News” at the following link.

Click here to see article.



“Fishermens’ Church” coming back piece by piece

By Trang Pham-Bui

Saint Michael, Biloxi, MS

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BILOXI, MS (WLOX) — The famous stained-glass windows that surround St. Michael Catholic Church at Point Cadet are coming back piece by piece. To really appreciate the beauty of the windows, you have to go inside.

The windows depict colorful images of fishermen catching fish with their nets.  The company Emil Frei & Associates of St. Louis, Missouri, is rebuilding and installing the 22 lower panels that were destroyed by Katrina.

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Transparent Glory: Expert examines stained-glass windows at cathedral.

By Marvin Read

Sacred Heart Cathedral (Pueblo, CO) prior to restoration

Sacred Heart Cathedral (Pueblo, CO) prior to restoration of the windows by Emil Frei Studios

PUEBLO, CO — Ladders, binoculars, a sharp eye, a sensitive set of fingers, a genetic predisposition for his art and a near lifetime of experience:  These are among the tools that Stephen Frei, 51 brings to Pueblo’s Cathedral of the Sacred Heart and other churches across the nation.

Frei was in Pueblo-and at the cathedral- this week inspecting the several priceless and irreplaceable stained-glass windows that give the church building an important part of its immense, classical charm.

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Glass restoration kept in family

By Mark Cooper

Mary Bryan Hood, director of the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art, broke the news to him gently, David Frei said Wednesday.

“It was like someone calling a mother to tell her that her child was involved in an accident,” said Frei, 39, referring to a phone call from Hood after a fire wrecked the museum in June.  “She said, ‘We’ve had a fire, but the windows are OK.’ ”

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