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

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Window

Building Name: Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament

Studio Name: Willet Hauser Architectural Glass

City: Detroit

Window Shape: 6 (gothic arched, over 2 vertical sections)

Subject/Title of Window: The Cherubs in Glory

Brief Description of Subject: From the Guide to the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Copyright 1958, Archdiocese of Detroit.
More a color study than a picture, the great Rose Window is entitled, "The Cherubs in Glory". More than a hundred small tracery openings are woven of stone. The small quatrefoil in the center contains the head of a cherub.  From it radiate out through the jewel-like pieces of stained glass a brilliant variety of colors. Delicately traced into the glass are Pontifical hats, bishop’s mitres, and various ornamental shields. Thousands of glass fragments have gone into the creation of this window, their color and variety best seen as the afternoon sun streams through the window bathing the interior of the cathedral in their iridescence.


The Cherubs in Glory
The Cherubs in Glory
The Cherubs in Glory close-up
The Cherubs in Glory close-up
The Choir Loft
The Choir Loft
The Cherubs in Glory outside
The Cherubs in Glory outside

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