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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: Sacred Heart of Mary

Brief Description of Subject: On the gospel side wall is a shrine dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. This is the first of two windows located in that shrine.

This window depicts the Sacred Heart of Mary also known as the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Her heart is seen with sword piercing it and flames on the top (burning love for her Son). The sword piercing the heart comes from the Presentation (Luke 2:21-28) where Simeon told Mary that "a sword will pierce your own soul too." Above the flames is seen Mary's flower, the lily, which symbolizes that she was born without original sin.

The window was designed by Marguerite Gaudin.

Height: 38"

Width: 10"

Sacred Heart of Mary
Sacred Heart of Mary
Sacred Heart of Mary, Willet Studio sketch
Sacred Heart of Mary, Willet Studio sketch
Sacred Heart of Mary and Jesus, outside
Sacred Heart of Mary and Jesus, outside

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