MEMORIAL TO: Helen Alice Chapman Ashley (1859–1891)
GIVEN BY: Her husband, Henry DeLancy Ashley (1856–1938)
DESIGNED BY: James Humphries Hogan, R.D.I. (1883–1948)
FABRICATED BY: James Powell & Sons (Whitefriars), Ltd, London, England
INSTALLED: July 1930
DEDICATED: October 26, 1930
- James Hogan chose to depict only the feet of Christ as he ascends into Heaven, a stylistic device employed in medieval art.
- As in the Resurrection window, His nail wounds radiate, indicating the intensity of His suffering.
- The angels carrying Christ to Heaven are clothed in red for divine love. They bear a striking resemblance to the countenance of Saint John the Beloved used in both the Baptism and Crucifixion windows.
- The seven other figures in this window are: Christ’s mother, Mary; His aunt, Miriam; Mary Magdalene; and four disciples, among them Saint Peter and Saint John the Beloved.