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Building Name: Adrian Dominican Motherhouse-Holy Rosary Chapel , Madden Hall & Weber Center

City: Adrian

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

Date of Window: 1909

Subject/Title of Window: St. Thomas Aquinas

Brief Description of Subject: St. Thomas Aquinas is standing in front of a book on an ambo. Beside the book is a bottle of ink. A quill is in his right hand and his left hand is resting on the book. It seems as if he stopped writing and is gazing at the Crucifix. There is a stream of light emanating from the cross with the following words “Bene de me scipsti Thoma” (write well of me Thomas.) A dove is pictured at the right side of Thomas’ head. On the floor in a green book entitled”Summa Theologica” and “Summa Philosophica” as well as a scroll. Behind Thomas is a large opened book which is believed to be the Bible. At the top is a window with a monstrance with a host in it. Written on the Host are the letters HIS (Jesus).

Inscriptions: Bene de me scipsti Thoma
HIS


Condition of Window: Good

Height: 16’

Width: 40”

Type of Glass and Technique: Antique or Cathedral Glass, Lead Came, Vitreous Paint, Silver Stain, Etching or Sandblasting

St. Thomas Aquinas
St. Thomas Aquinas

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