A book by J.J. Mueller, S.J. & Thomas M. Rochford, S.J.
The stained glass windows of St. Francis Xavier (College) Church narrate an extraordinary story of community created by the twelve Jesuit saints whose lives the windows celebrate. These Jesuits–professors, pastors, missionaries, writers and administrators–lived in different eras but pursued a single mission that the College Church and Saint Louis University continue.
The renovation of the church in the 90s and the subsequent cleaning of the windows revealed details in the intricate stained glass that had been obscured for decades and are still difficult to interpret without the insight into the windows that this book provides.
By Shana Adkisson
Reprinted from August 19, 2012 in The Norman Transcript
NORMAN — When Father Thomas J. Boyer looks at the stained-glass windows recently installed at Saint Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church, he admits it’s hard to look away.
Earlier last week, William Frank and Aaron Frei, associates from Emil Frei Associates of St. Louis, Mo., were at the church to install the windows.
By Joseph Kenny
They really do whistle while they work at Emil Frei Stained Glass in Kirkwood.
And there’s a lot of happy chirping about one of their latest projects, an art form that is rarely seen developed nowadays — mosaics to cover a wall behind a side altar at Holy Redeemer Church in Webster Groves.
David Frei puts the finishing touches on a glass tesserae mosaic now on display at the Missouri History Museum. This piece is being displayed with the exhibit “Vatican Splendors, A Journey Through Faith and Art.” It is an example of the craft that can be seen up close.
This exhibit is being billed as a once-in-a-lifetime collection of mosaics and other artwork on loan from the Vatican. It runs through September 12, 2010.
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By Trang Pham-BuiBILOXI, 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.
By Marvin Read
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.
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.’ ”
By Patty Andrews and Mary La Costa
In the 1920s Emil Frei ventured down the Mississippi from his studio in St. Louis to produce stained glass windows for the Ursuline Chapel in Uptown New Orleans. Now, two generations later, Stephen Frei is in town to restore his great grandfather’s work.