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

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Building Name: Church of the Divine Child

Studio Name: Willet Hauser Architectural Glass

City: Dearborn

Window Shape: 2 (rectangle)

Date of Window: 1969

Subject/Title of Window: Boy Jesus at the Temple

Brief Description of Subject: The story of boy Jesus at the temple is found in Luke 2:46-47 Mary Joseph and the boy Jesus had gone to Jerusalem for Passover. On the return trip the parents realized Jesus was not with them. After searching for three days "they found him in the temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions. And all who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers."

Comments from "Our Stained Glass Windows" c.1970 "We see the boy Christ among the doctors in the temple, where he astound them with His wisdom. A lamp, the age-old symbol of wisdom, is directly above the head of the boy Christ."

This is the ninth of the twelve Holy Family Windows located in the Epistle Aisle. Comments from "Our Stained Glass Windows" by Aloys Frank Herman c. 1970 "This battery of windows along the north wall tells the story of the Holy Family from the time of the Annunciation to the Coronation of the Virgin Mary.

In order to avoid producing that much-to-be-abhorred dark church, the windows along the north and south walls were designed to be rather light in color, yet sufficient color is incorporated to tell the story and tell it beautifully. This objective has indeed been satisfactorily attained."

These windows were designed by Jonathan Edwards as a free lance job for Willet Hauser Architectural Glass and installed in 1969.

Jonathan Edwards worked for Celtic Studios as a designer and glass painter. He also worked freelance for other studios and taught at Swansea College in Wales until the 1990's. His work is found mostly in churches across south Wales but can also be found in Canada and the United States.

Height: 59"

Width: 39"

Boy Jesus at the Temple
Boy Jesus at the Temple
Boy Jesus at the Temple, Willet Studio sketch
Boy Jesus at the Temple, Willet Studio sketch
Holy Family Windows
Holy Family Windows
Holy Family Windows outside
Holy Family Windows outside

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