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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: Roses

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 roses. As a Christian symbol, roses have many meanings, here are but a few --- A Red rose is a symbol of Christ's blood that he shed for our salvation. A white rose symbolizes Christ's purity --- he is the spotless lamb. The rose has become most identified with the Blessed Virgin Mary. She is called the "Mystical Rose" as well as the "Rose Ever Blooming."

Height: 88"

Width: 96"

Roses
Roses
Roses Shield
Roses Shield

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