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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: Church of the Divine Child

Studio Name: Willet Hauser Architectural Glass

City: Dearborn

Window Shape: 2 (rectangle)

Subject/Title of Window: Baptism-Epistle Side

Brief Description of Subject: First of the seven sacraments depicted on the epistle side clerestory windows.

The theologian Tertullian (155 -240) wrote the "fish" were a symbol of BAPTISM -- "But we fishes, named after our great ICHTHUS Jesus Christ, are born in water and only by remaining in water can we live."

The window was conceived by a master stained glass designer, Marguerite Gaudin of Willet Hauser Architectural Glass.

Comments from "Our Stained Glass Windows" c.1970 -- In the "Nave of the church, one notices seven square windows at each side in the clerestory walls.... each window on each side carries a symbol of one of the seven sacraments. These windows are very strong in their coloring because the artist wished to convey the idea of the strength-giving quality of the sacraments. A study of these windows will reveal that they tell their story eloquently."

Height: 48"

Width: 48"

Baptism-Epistle Side
Baptism-Epistle Side
Baptism-Epistle Side, Willet Studio sketch
Baptism-Epistle Side, Willet Studio sketch

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