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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: Heaton, Butler & Bayne

City: Detroit

Window Shape: 3 (arched)

Date of Window: 1926

Subject/Title of Window: Virtue of Hope

Brief Description of Subject: Hope is one of the three theological virtues, faith and charity (love) are the others. Quote from the "Concise Catholic Dictionary" ---- The theological virtue of hope is a supernatural gift bestowed by God through which one trusts God will grant eternal life." One receives this gift at Baptism through the Holy Spirit.

In the left hand of the "Virtue of Hope" is an anchor --- early Christian symbol for hope, and over her head is a tongue of fire --- the Holy Spirit. I was not able to identify the stalk of flowers she is holding in her right hand.

Inscriptions: In Loving Memory of Catherine Owen Turner
Died March 30th 1886


Height: 40"

Width: 10"

Type of Glass and Technique: Antique or Cathedral Glass, Lead Came, Vitreous Paint, Silver Stain

Virtue of Hope
Virtue of Hope
Virtue of Hope, close-up
Virtue of Hope, close-up
Virtue of Hope
Virtue of Hope
Virtue of Hope, signature
Virtue of Hope, signature

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