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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: Anointing of the Sick-Gospel Side

Brief Description of Subject: Fifth of the seven sacraments depicted on the gospel side clerestory windows.

Four symbols are used to illustrate the Anointing of the Sick:
OLIVE BRANCH -- a symbol of the comfort and peace of the Holy Spirit.
CROSS AND LIGHT (candle or lamp) -- part of the "Sick Call Set" used by the priest and indicates the presence of Christ.
OLEUM INFIRMORUM is used by the priest to anoint the sick.

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"

Anointing of the Sick-Gospel Side
Anointing of the Sick-Gospel Side
Anointing of the Sick-Gospel Side, Willet Studio sketch
Anointing of the Sick-Gospel Side, Willet Studio sketch

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