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Building Name: St. Suzanne Catholic Church

Studio Name: Pickel (Conrad) Studio

City: Detroit

Window Shape: 3 (arched)

Date of Window: 1962

Subject/Title of Window: St. Gabinius, St. Suzanne and St. Caius

Brief Description of Subject: The martyred third-century St. Suzanne, with her father Gabinius and her uncle Pope Caius (or Gaius), is depicted in one of Conrad Pickel's earliest windows created for a Michigan church. The sword symbolizes her martyrdom by beheading, ordered by Emperor Diocletian for her refusal to renounce her vows to virginity and Christianity. Her father was imprisoned and may have suffered the same fate. Pope Caius died in 296, possibly in the catacombs where he is said to have spent the last years of his life.

St. Gabinius, St. Suzanne and St. Caius
St. Gabinius, St. Suzanne and St. Caius

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