If you’re familiar with St. Augustine Metropolitan Cathedral in Cagayan de Oro, you will notice its old stained glass windows on its eastern side.

These were accordingly donated by American Catholics from New York City during the time of Fr. James T.G. Hayes S.J., an American missionary who later became the city’s archbishop, who rebuilt the church after it was completely destroyed during World War II in 1945.

What’s unique with this Gothic architecture is that the pictures depicted on the windows can only be seen if you’re inside the church. Natural light from the sun makes it clearer for the observant. This style is also rare.

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