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St. Paul's Catholic Church, Onaway, Michigan: artists Peter and Christel Brahm

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Window

Building Name: St. Florian Catholic Church

Studio Name: Kase, J.M. Glass Company

City: Hamtramck

Window Shape: 6 (gothic arched, over 2 vertical sections)

Date of Window: 1928

Subject/Title of Window: St. Hedwig of Silesia

Brief Description of Subject: Description: Window is one of 7 in Chancel of the most important Polish saints. The windows are designed to let in lots of light. In the canopy on a shield contains the picture of a pelican feeding its young. Legend had it that when baby pelicans are starving the mother would feed the babies her own blood to survive -- hence symbolizes Christ shedding his blood to save us. St. Hedwig of Silesia is seen with her attributes. She is dressed as a Cistercian nun holding a model of a monastery. The monastery is the one she had built at Trzebnica and when she was widowed she lived out her life there. There is a crown at her feet which might be being used to show she was a baroness.

Inscriptions: Sw. Jadwiga (Saint Hedwig in English)


Height: 30'

Width: 8'

St. Hedwig of Silesia
St. Hedwig of Silesia
St. Hedwig of Silesia close-up
St. Hedwig of Silesia close-up
St. Hedwig of Silesia top
St. Hedwig of Silesia top

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