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Building Name: St. Mary's of Redford Church

Studio Name: Burnham (W. H.) Studios

City: Redford

Window Shape: 3 (arched)

Date of Window: 1927

Subject/Title of Window: Coronation of Mary/Litany of Loreto

Brief Description of Subject: In the works of Wilbur H. Burnham, this window is listed as "The great west window at St. Mary's of Redford". His signature appears at the bottom right of this window.

Quote from the Detroit Free Press of 4/27/1927: "One of the most unusual and beautiful stained glass windows in Detroit was recently installed in St. Mary's of Redford .... The theme is the Litany of Loretto (sic) and the pure and gem-like color recreates the exquisite quality of Medieval glass .... The coronation of the Virgin surmounts the medallions, each of which represents one of the appellations of the litany."

A litany is a prayer in the form of a statement (S) and a response (R).

In this window there is a total of 9 statements and responses from the Litany of Loreto and, where applicable, figures representative of the statement.

Ora Pro Nobis (Pray for us)
Coronatio Beattissimae Mariae Virginis ut Regina Coeli et Mundi
(Blessed Virgin Mary crowned as Queen of Heaven and Earth)

S: Regina Sanctorum Omnium (Queen of All Saints)
R: Ora Pro Nobis (Pray for us)

S: Regina Patriarcharum (Queen of Patriarchs)
R: Ora Pro Nobis (Pray for us)
Patriarchs depicted: Moses and Noah

S: Regina Apostolorum (Queen of Apostles)
R: Ora Pro Nobis (Pray for us)
Apostles depicted: Paul and Peter

S: Regina Martyrum (Queen of Martyrs)
R: Ora Pro Nobis (Pray for us)
Martyrs depicted: Stephen and Lawrence

S: Regina Angelorum (Queen of Angels)
R: Ora Pro Nobis (Pray for us)
Angels depicted: Gabriel and Michael

S: Regina Confessorum (Queen of Confessors)
R: Ora Pro Nobis (Pray for us)
Confessors depicted: Pope Gregory and Bishop St. Ambrose

S: Regina Prophetorum (Queen of Prophets)
R: Ora Pro Nobis (Pray for us)
Prophets depicted: Isaiah and unknown

S: Regina Virginum (Queen of Virgins)
R: Ora Pro Nobis (Pray for us)
Virgins depicted: Cecilia and Catherine of Alexandria

S: Regina sine originalis labe concepta (Queen conceived without original sin)
R: Ora Pro Nobis (Pray for us)

Inscriptions: August David Family Memorial


Height: 20'

Width: 8'

Coronation of Mary/Litany of Loreto, photo by Robert J. Scott
Coronation of Mary/Litany of Loreto, photo by Robert J. Scott
Coronation of Mary
Coronation of Mary
Litany of Loreto
Litany of Loreto
Signature
Signature
Detroit Free Press article, April 27, 1927
Detroit Free Press article, April 27, 1927

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