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

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Building Name: St. Florian Catholic Church

Studio Name: Kase, J.M. Glass Company

City: Hamtramck

Window Shape: 3 (arched)

Subject/Title of Window: St. Therese of Lisieux Offering Roses

Brief Description of Subject: Description: This Church had a special design for a shrine to St. Therese better known as the "Little Flower" -- see floor plan. She was a Carmelite nun that took the name "Sister Therese of the Child Jesus and Holy Face". She died at the age of 28 in 1897. Two years after her death, her autobiography called "Story of a Soul" was published. It took the Catholic world by storm. She was fast tracked to sainthood which happen in 1926. The inscription is a quote from her autobiography and helps understand what this window is about. She wrote "When I die, I will rain down roses (from heaven)!" The window depicts Sister Therese of the Child Jesus, now in heaven, with a rose in one hand and is offering a rose to  Mary, Queen of Heaven, with the other.  The Child Jesus has already received a rose from her. Three angels are witnessing the event.

Inscription: "Po Smierci Spuszczac Bede Na Ziemie Deszcz Rozany!"
Translation: "When I Die, I Will Send Down A Shower Of Roses!"

Height: 9'

Width: 3'

St. Therese of Lisieux Offering Roses
St. Therese of Lisieux Offering Roses
St. Therese of Lisieux Offering Roses close-up
St. Therese of Lisieux Offering Roses close-up
St. Therese of Lisieux Offering Roses inscription
St. Therese of Lisieux Offering Roses inscription
St. Therese of Lisieux Offering Roses outside
St. Therese of Lisieux Offering Roses outside

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