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Building Name: St. Paul the Apostle Church (formerly St. Joseph Church)

Studio Name: Ford Brothers Glass Company

City: Calumet

Date of Window: 1906

Subject/Title of Window: St. Roch

Brief Description of Subject: St. Roch (also Roc, Rocco, 14th century, French), pilgrim, healed plague sufferers with the sign of the cross. When he was afflicted himself, he became a hermit, but was nursed back to health by a stray dog that fed him bread. One story tells of his false imprisonment and death in prison. Patron of invalids, gravediggers, stonecutters, pavers and masons; invoked against infectious disease, sores and wounds of the legs. In this window he is shown as he is often depicted, in pilgrim's garb, accompanied by a dog and pointing at his wounded/infected leg.

Inscriptions: Frang Simec, Matifa Samida


Condition of Window: Good

Height: 15.5'

Width: 5'

Type of Glass and Technique: Antique or Cathedral Glass, Enamel Paint, Lead Came

St. Roch
St. Roch
Ford signature
Ford signature

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