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

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Window

Building Name: Church of the Divine Child

Studio Name: Willet Hauser Architectural Glass

City: Dearborn

Window Shape: 2 (rectangle)

Subject/Title of Window: Penance-Epistle Side

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

The scourging whip as a symbol for the sacrament of Penance stems from Christ being scourged during the Passion. 1Peter 2:24 "... by his wounds you have been healed."  In the sacrament of Penance we confess our sins to Christ (priest) and are absolved of them.

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 of 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"

Penance-Epistle Side
Penance-Epistle Side
Penance-Epistle Side, Willet Studio sketch
Penance-Epistle Side, Willet Studio sketch

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