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St. Paul's Catholic Church, Onaway, Michigan: artists Peter and Christel Brahm

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Building Name: First United Methodist Church

Studio Name: Beaux Art Studio

Artist Name: Francois Grenier

City: Farmington

Window Shape: 6 (gothic arched, over 2 vertical sections)

Date of Window: 1922

Subject/Title of Window: Dove With Olive Branch

Brief Description of Subject: All of the aisle windows consist of three lancets which were designed to let light into the Church. Each contains a shield with a Christian symbol.

The shield in this window features a dove with an olive branch in its beak. This has become the symbol for "peace." The exact origin for this is unknown, however, by the 5th Century, it was well entrenched as St. Augustine of Hippo wrote, "perpetual peace is indicated by the olive branch which the dove brought with it when it returned to the ark" (On Christian Doctrine).

Height: 88"

Width: 96"

Dove with Olive Branch
Dove with Olive Branch
Dove with Olive Branch Shield
Dove with Olive Branch Shield

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