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Building Name: St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church

Artist Name: Maria Orr

City: Kentwood

Window Shape: 2 (rectangle)

Subject/Title of Window: All Souls

Brief Description of Subject: One of nine exits from the Shrine of the Penitent. In Western Christianity, All Soul’s Day commemorates the faithful departed. This celebration is based on the doctrine that the souls of the faithful, which at death have not been cleansed from the temporal punishment due to venial sins, or have not fully been purged from attachments to mortal sins, cannot attain the beatific vision in heaven yet, and that they may be helped to do so by prayer and by the sacrifice of the Mass. 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.

All Souls
All Souls

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