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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 St. Paul

Studio Name: Willet Hauser Architectural Glass

City: Detroit

Window Shape: 3 (arched)

Date of Window: 1962

Subject/Title of Window: St. Paul Writes to the Philippians

Brief Description of Subject: The top of the lancet features Paul's conversion, which is covered in Acts 9. Saul was traveling to Damascus to arrest Christians when a light from heaven knocked him off his horse. He then heard the voice of the Lord ask him "Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?" When Saul opened his eyes he discovered that he was now blind.

The main scene depicts St. Paul writing to the Philippians. Philippians 1 (KJV) ---- "Paul and Timotheus, servants of Jesus Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus which are at Philippi, with bishops and deacons: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ ...... According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be life, or by death. FOR TO ME TO LIVE IS CHRIST, and to die is gain.

The window also features two of Paul's attributes --- a sword (method of martyrdom) and a sail boat (missionary).

This window was designed by Marguerite Gaudin.

Inscriptions: FOR TO ME TO LIVE IS CHRIST
To the Glory of God in loving memory of William Henry Rea


Height: 7'

Width: 3'

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

St. Paul Writes to the Philippians
St. Paul Writes to the Philippians
St. Paul Writes to the Philippians, top
St. Paul Writes to the Philippians, top
Paul, Willet Studio sketch
Paul, Willet Studio sketch

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