I took some photos of the lovely windows at St. Hedwig's Church on Sunday, and today I finished trimming them and importing them. This one struck me in a particular way, because it is only the second time I have ever seen this "motif" and I do not know the story. I'm not even sure who the saint is! (Dominic? Just a guess!)
The first time I saw a depiction of this scene (Dominican with monstrance running out of burning Church) was in a Dominican convent north of Seattle. It had been done in black silhouette, all cut out of paper, by none other than Sr. Mary Jean Dorcy, O.P. (I knew about her from having read her vocational autobiography, "Shepherd's Tartan" before I entered the convent.) She was living in that community at the time, but was too sickly for us to pay a visit. The framed work was on a hallway wall, and it was a good two feet tall. Quite impressive. But (embarrassingly enough, after thirty-plus years in religious life) I don't know what the story is!
Can someone please enlighten me?