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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: North Clerestory Bay 6-Jonah

Brief Description of Subject: Clerestory Windows

Each of the North Clerestories are named for a "Type of Christ" --- a person or an event which foreshadows or prefigures is some way, Christ, or an event in the life of Christ. The artist has chosen to illustrate this with a montage using material found in the cited scriptures below.

Jonah

In the Jonah Window the dramatic moment of the release of Jonah from the belly of the whale is recounted. Like Christ (who was buried for three days, and then rose), Jonah was spewed forth onto dry land after three days and three nights in his watery prison. Indeed, one can see a deeper significance: Jonah was thrown overboard during the violent storm to save the lives of the other men aboard: Christ was the one slain for the many. (It is better that one should die for the multitude...").

Jonah 1:17 The Lord appointed a great fish to swallow up Jonah; and Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.

Jonah 2:10 The Lord spoke to the fish, and it vomited out Jonah upon the dry land.

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.

North Clerestory Bay 6-Jonah
North Clerestory Bay 6-Jonah

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