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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: Willet Hauser Architectural Glass

City: Detroit

Window Shape: 3 (arched)

Date of Window: 1946

Subject/Title of Window: Dorcas

Brief Description of Subject: Frances Elizabeth Winskill is memorialized by a window depicting Dorcas, who was "full of good works and almsdeeds which she did." (Acts 9:36)

Dorcas is shown clothing a child, symbolic of her kind and unselfish activities, for which she is known as the "benevolent seamstress." At the top of the window is Peter raising Dorcas from death. Below the main figure are the widows who stood by Peter "weeping and shewing the coats and garments Dorcas made, while she was with them," symbolic of her charitable ways.

This window was designed by Maguerite Gaudin.

Inscriptions: In Loving Memory of Frances Elizabeth Winskill


Height: 7'

Width: 3'

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

Dorcas
Dorcas
Dorcas, top
Dorcas, top
Widows, Memorial
Widows, Memorial
Dorcas, Willet Studio sketch
Dorcas, Willet Studio sketch

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