Suffer the Little Children to Come Unto Me Forbid Them Not

Ten stained glass windows in the Church of the Blessed Sacrament in Albany, New York depict scenes from the life of Christ.  The fifth, Suffer the Little Children to Come Unto Me Forbid Them Not, appears in the south wall, facing Central Avenue.

Suffer the Little Children to Come Unto Me Forbid Them Not

Suffer the Little Children to Come Unto Me Forbid Them Not

SOURCE:  Suffer the Little Children to Come Unto Me Forbid Them Not (Albany, Albany County, New York); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 08 January 2012.

{10:13} And they brought to him the little children, so that he might touch them. But the disciples admonished those who brought them.
{10:14} But when Jesus saw this, he took offense, and he said to them: “Allow the little ones to come to me, and do not prohibit them. For of such as these is the kingdom of God.
{10:15} Amen I say to you, whoever will not accept the kingdom of God like a little child, will not enter into it.”
{10:16} And embracing them, and laying his hands upon them, he blessed them.

SOURCE: Conte, Ronald L. Jr., translator and editor.  The Sacred Bible. Catholic Public Domain Version. Mark 10:13-16. Online <http://www.sacredbible.org/catholic/NT-02_Mark.htm>. Accessed 25 January 2012.

The inscription on the window states:

Suffer the Little Children to Come Unto Me Forbid Them Not – St. Mark

Gift of Samuel V. Cragier in memory of His Wife Catherine & Family – Aug. 2nd 1910.

Copyright © 2012 by Stephen J. Danko

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