16 December 2020
Release date: 16/12/2020
Value: $135 Uruguayan pesos (5 values of $27)
Graphic design: Arq. Daniel Pereyra
Quantity: 15,000 stamps (3,000 series)
Printing: Sanfer Srl
Sheet: Composed of a series of 5 stamps
Jackson Chapel stained glass windows or Parish of the Holy Family, of the Jesuits
It was declared a National Historic Monument. A luxury Gothic temple
The commission of this Jackson family chapel, declared a National Historic Monument in 1975, took place years after Clara Errazquin was widowed. The Gothic-style temple was originally used by the family and the neighbors of the fifths of the area; a place to pray, celebrate Mass, receive the sacraments, and welcome the mortal remains of relatives.
Surrounded by a large green garden, the Parish of the Sagrada Familia rises among the trees, being seen from several blocks around. The central tower is topped with a large arrow. The images of St. John and St. Clare guard the facade, and make clear allusion to Juan Jackson and Clara Errazquin.
The interior of the temple is formed from a central nave and a cruiser, which are mixed with cross vaults and Gothic ojival arches. On one side of the altar is the image of the Sacred Heart and, on the other, the Immaculate Virgin.
The five stained glass windows behind the altar tell of Jesus’ childhood; and the eight on the sides, of French origin, represent the figures of prophets, apostles and evangelists. The stained glass window number 14 is a rose window above the choir site, which is accessed via a cast-iron spiral staircase of the time, which is still kept in condition today.
Source: Montevideo Catholic Church