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

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Building Name: Cathedral of St. Paul

Studio Name: Lamb (J. and R.) Co.

City: Detroit

Window Shape: 3 (arched)

Date of Window: 1979

Subject/Title of Window: South Clerestory Bay 5-Fifth Day

Brief Description of Subject: Clerestory Windows

Themes for the windows are chosen from the Old Testament. On the south side, the six days of the Creation are interpreted symbolically, beginning at the back of the nave and progressing from darkness to light as the days lead our eyes toward the high altar.

The Fifth Day. Sea Animals, and Birds

Gen 1:20-23 Then God said, "Let the waters abound with an abundance of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the face of the firmament of the heavens." So God created great sea creatures and every living thing that moves, with which the waters abounded, according to their kind, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. And God blessed them, saying, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth." So the evening and the morning were the fifth day.

Donna Swanson Taylor, formerly of Detroit won our national competition held in 1975 for the design of the 36 clerestory windows. She will assist in their construction at the J. & R. Lamb Studios in New Jersey, the company selected to execute and install the windows. Taylor is an accomplished musician as well as a professional artist and teacher.

South Clerestory Bay 5-Fifth Day
South Clerestory Bay 5-Fifth Day

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