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The St Cuthbert Window

22a Monks prayers fail to calm the storm

This panel is one of two which together show St Cuthbert saving boats which were being blown out to sea by praying for God’s help. In written versions, he saves rafts of monks, but here sailors are shown in boats with full sails. In this panel, monks are shown praying ineffectively for the boats to be saved. In panel 10b, St Cuthbert is shown successfully praying for the boats to be blown back to safety.