Introducing the Noah Window at Chartres (1)

Blue is what I see when I stand in front of the Noah window without trying to understand its stories. The color transports me to memories involving the water and sky.

The Noah window at Chartres Cathedral by Jill K H Geoffrion
The Noah window at Chartres Cathedral

My Prayer

For the ability to experience and appreciate life in its fullness, I pray. I ask also for greater willingness to see both the big picture and the details of the experiences that are a part of this day.

Scriptural Touchstone: 

God said, “Let the waters under the sky be gathered together into one place”…And it was so.  the waters that were gathered together God called Seas. And God saw that it was good. Genesis 1:9-10 (NRSV)

Invitation to Pray:

Blue in the Noah Window by Jill K H Geoffrion
Blue glass in the Noah window

As you gaze gently at this blue, what prayers are emerging in your body, mind, heart, and imagination? Pray them now.


The thirteenth century stained glass window (1205-1215) which relates the stories from Genesis 6-9 about Noah and his family. It is the westernmost window in the north side aisle at the Chartres Cathedral in France.



Jill K H Geoffrion

Serving as a contemplative Christian minister and artist by compassionately and creatively inspiring others to seek a deeper relationship with God and a more meaningful life of service.



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