Bay 15 - Life of St Cheron

 

Index to panels:
(Click captions below to open detailed view in this window or click the relevant panel on the diagrams to the left to open in a new window).

01 - Donor Panel (Masons dressing stones)
02 - Donor Panel (Masons carving statues of kings)

03 - The young Cheron is taken to school by his parents
04 - The young Cheron at school, learning from a master
05 - Cheron rejects the marriage his parents had arranged for him
06 - Cheron's rejected fiancee marries another man ??

07 - Cheron exorcises a demon from a possessed woman
08 - Cheron cures a blind man
09 - Cheron addressing a crowd ????
10 - Cheron intervenes to right a cart which has been upset by a demon

11 - En route to St Denis, Cheron is attacked by robbers
12 - Decapitated by the bandits, Cheron picks up his head and continues
13 - Cheron places his head beside a well and his soul is carried away

14 - Cheron appears to the priest Aper and shows him his tomb
15 - A group of handicapped men coming to visit the saint's relics

16 - Translation of the relics of St Cheron

17 - King Clothaire's son taking leave of his father
18 - King Clothaire's son praying at the tomb of Cheron, who blesses him

19 - A group of noblemen out hawking
20 - The hawking party resting ??

22 - Bishop Pappolus offering a new chalice to the Abbey of St Cheron
21 - The Abbot of St Cheron returns with the new chalice

Overview:
 

St Cheron is one of the more obscure members of the Chartrain litany of saints and one of that large family of French cephalophore saints. It is therefore particularly ironic that this window has some of the most badly-matched heads which various generations of restorers have dropped in as stop-gaps.

 
Other details:
 

 

01 - Donor Panel (Masons dressing stones) 02 - Donor Panel (Masons carving statues of kings) 03 - The young Cheron is taken to school by his parents 04 - The young Cheron at school, learning from a master 05 - Cheron turns away and rejects the marriage his parents had arranged for him 06 - To the dismay of his parents, Cheron's rejected fiancee marries another man ?? 08 - Cheron cures a blind man 07 - Cheron exorcises a demon from a possessed woman 09 - Cheron addressing a crowd ???? 10 - Cheron intervenes to right a cart which has been flipped over by a demon 11 - En route to St Denis, Cheron is attacked by robbers 12 - Decapitated by the bandits, Cheron picks up his head and continues 13 - Cheron places his head beside a well and his soul is carried away 14 - Cheron appears to the priest Aper and shows him his tomb 15 - A group of handicapped men coming to visit the saint's relics 16 - Translation of the relics of St Cheron 17 - King Clothaire's son taking leave of his father 18 - King Clothaire's son praying at the tomb of St Cheron, who blesses him 19 - A group of noblemen out hawking 20 - The hawking party resting ?? 21 - The Abbot of St Cheron returns with the new chalice 22 - Bishop Pappolus offering a new chalice to the Abbey of St Cheron