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Artist: David Wilson - St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Hartland, Michigan

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Window

Building Name: St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church

Artist Name: Maria Orr

City: Kentwood

Window Shape: 2 (rectangle)

Subject/Title of Window: St. Dismas

Brief Description of Subject: One of nine exits from the Shrine of the Penitent. Saint Dismas is also known as the Good Thief. According to Mark and Matthew, two thieves were crucified at the same time as Jesus, one on his right hand, and one on his left. Both at first mocked Jesus (Matthew 27:44); Luke however, mentions that the thief on Jesus’ right repents of his sins, saying, “We have been condemned justly, for the sentence we received corresponds to our crimes, but this man has done nothing criminal.” Then he adds, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” Jesus replies to him, “Amen, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise” (Luke 23:39-43). 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.

Inscriptions: St. Dismas


St. Dismas
St. Dismas

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