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Building Name: St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church

Artist Name: Maria Orr

City: Kentwood

Window Shape: 3 (arched)

Subject/Title of Window: The Holy Spirit and the arms of God

Brief Description of Subject: In the upper clerestory windows that surround the nave, the Holy Spirit and the arms of God are symbolized by flowing colored forms that embrace all penitents within the church and welcome all those on the outside. The circles represent God’s enduring love and the many colors symbolize diversity within the church. The flow of the Holy Spirit also goes downward and out embracing the penitents represented in each of the doorways. These windows were designed and painted by Michigan artist and longtime church member Maria Orr and were fabricated at the Pristine Glass Company in Grand Rapids, where she was employed. Pristine Glass employees Elizabeth Kolenda and her staff were much involved in the fabrication process by creating and cutting all the digital layouts for the window designs.

The Holy Spirit and the arms of God
The Holy Spirit and the arms of God
St. Mary Magdalen main entrance
St. Mary Magdalen main entrance

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