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

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Building Name: Cathedral Abbey of St. Anthony, formerly St. Anthony Roman Catholic Church (closed 2006)

Studio Name: Tyrolese Art Glass Company

City: Detroit

Window Shape: 3 (arched)

Date of Window: 1902

Subject/Title of Window: St. Monica

Brief Description of Subject: Decorative medallion at the top contains a radiant crown topped with three roses. The medallion is identical to the medallion in the St. Boniface window that is located opposite this one in the transept.

St. Monica (331 - 387) is known through, arguably one of the most important works in Christianity, "Confessions" written by her son and Doctor of the Church, St. Augustine of Hippo. In "Confessions", Augustine relates how through his mother's efforts he gave up his wayward life and heresy. Augustine writes that his father, a pagan Roman official, was the cause of much suffering for his mother through his immoral life but she kept praying for him and before he died he converted to Christianity. St. Monica is the patron of wayward children and difficult marriages.

St. Monica, flanked by flower stands, is seen in a peaceful repose.

The donor of this window was the "Loyal Christian Benefit Association Branch 489".

On the outside view of the Gospel side transept, this window is the one on the far left.

Inscriptions: Gift of L.C.B.A. Branch 489


Height: 86"

Width: 32"

St. Monica
St. Monica
Radiant Crown medallion
Radiant Crown medallion
St. Monica close-up
St. Monica close-up
St. Monica donors
St. Monica donors
St. Monica outside
St. Monica outside

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