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Together the main stained glass windows in the St. Norbert Abbey church summarize the Liturgy of the Roman Catholic Church: the south clerestory windows depict (in symbolic form) the Liturgy of the Eucharist; the windows of the north clerestory depict the Liturgy of the Hours; and the Great West Window depicts the Trinity, along with St. Norbert, the Tree of Life, and seven rivulets of water symbolizing the seven Sacraments.
Four windows along the lower wall in the north nave represent the four evangelists and those in the south nave represent the four major Doctors of the Western Church.
Three panels in the south transept near the Marian Shrine contain symbolic images of the Virgin Mary. Intertwined fish suggest her role as Mother of Jesus in the dual natures in her Son; a large lily, her Immaculate Conception; and triple crowns, as Queen of Heaven. Three panels in the north transept near the Blessed Sacrament Chapel suggest the Last Supper, Adoration of the Eucharist, and the Eucharist as Sacrifice.