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St. Paul's Catholic Church, Onaway, Michigan: artists Peter and Christel Brahm

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Building Name: St. Joseph Catholic Church

Studio Name: France & Germany Imports

City: Bay City

Window Shape: 5 (gothic arched, 2 vertical sections)

Date of Window: 1906

Subject/Title of Window: Lady of Lourdes and Bernadette

Brief Description of Subject: The window depicts the appearance of Our Lady to a young and uneducated French girl named Bernadette outside the town of Lourdes in France in 1858. The Blessed Mother appeared in a grotto eighteen times to Bernadette. During one of her visits, Mary instructed Bernadette to scratch the ground in the grotto. When Bernadette dug in the ground she discovered a spring of water which formed a pool. Mary also asked Bernadette to tell the parish priest and the bishop to build a small chapel at the grotto and tell of her appearance.

Condition of Window: Good

Height: 13'0"

Width: 6'0"

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

Lady of Lourdes and Bernadette
Lady of Lourdes and Bernadette

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