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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Window

Building Name: St. Albertus Church

Studio Name: Mayer (Franz) and Company

City: Detroit

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

Date of Window: 1904

Subject/Title of Window: Parable of the Lost Son

Brief Description of Subject: Window: Octofoil at top has an angel holding a banner with the inscription. The scene contains 3 panels. The left panel has a humbled lost son with a walking stick and a servant putting a robe on him. The right panel has a servant carrying shoes and behind him may be the servant bringing the ring. The middle panel has the joyful father and most likely his older son behind him.

Notes: This story of the Lost son is from Luke:11-32 synopsis -- A man had two sons. The younger one wanted his share of the estate so the man divided his property between them. The younger one then left and squandered his entire portion. When a famine hit the country, he came to his senses as he realized his father's servants were better off than he was and decided to return and beg his father to take him on as a servant. The father was overjoyed to see his son. The son said "FATHER, I HAVE SINNED AGAINST HEAVEN AND AGAINST YOU, I am no longer worthy to be called your son". But the father  told his servants "Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and shoes on his feet. for this son of mine was lost and now is alive". The older son was angry with this for he had obeyed his father and worked for him all these years. The father said "My son you are always with me and everything I have is yours but we have to be joyful as this brother of yours was lost and now is found."

Inscriptions: OJCZE ZGRZESZYLEM PRZECIW NIEBU I PRZED TOBA. LUKASZ XV.18
(Father I have sinned against heaven and before thee. Luke 15:18)


Height: ~17'

Width: 6'

Parable of the Lost Son
Parable of the Lost Son
Parable of the Lost Son octofoil close-up
Parable of the Lost Son octofoil close-up
Parable of the Lost Son close-up
Parable of the Lost Son close-up
Mayer signature
Mayer signature

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