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

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Building Name: St. James Catholic Church

Studio Name: Weeg

Artist Name: Leo Weeg

City: Novi

Window Shape: 4 (rounded or rose window)

Date of Window: 1993

Subject/Title of Window: Memento Mori

Brief Description of Subject: This rose window, based on a design by Michigan artist Dawn Sinkovich, is entitled "Memento Mori" which translates from Latin as "Remember That You Will Die."

Description by the Church:

"The (geographical) west window boldly speaks to us in shades of the evening especially during sunset. The cross reminds us of the necessary end which faces every one of us in the world. Careful observation, however, reveals the hand of God in the upper left quadrant, ready to receive the dying soul into the glories of the eternal kingdom when we arrive at the sunset of our lives."

Makers: Leo Weeg, Barning, and Bates

Condition of Window: excellent

Height: 12 ft

Width: 12 ft

Type of Glass and Technique: Slab or Faceted Glass (Dalle de Verre)

Memento Mori
Memento Mori
Memento Mori outside
Memento Mori outside

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