Christian Symbols: The use of symbols in Christian art and architecture goes back to the infancy of the church. As the teacher in school employs a blackboard to impress her lessons on the mind of the child, so the church has always employed pictures and symbols to impress the spiritual truths on her children. One example among many is the symbol IHS, which in Latin means Jesus the Savior of Men. St. Patrick-St. Anthony Parish has in the band of leaded glass windows high up in the circular sanctuary wall the symbols of the Twelve Apostles.