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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: Sweetest Heart of Mary Church

Studio Name: Detroit Stained Glass Works, The

City: Detroit

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

Date of Window: 1893

Subject/Title of Window: Christ and the Children

Brief Description of Subject: Elaborate decoration surrounding two panes of stained glass depicting Christ with the Children.

Concept: Pictorial representation of passages from the Bible

Description: Verses from the Gospel of Matthew

19:13 The little children were brought to Jesus for him to place His hands on them and pray for them; and the disciples rebuked those who brought them.

19:14 But Jesus said   Let the children come to Me, and do not hinder them! For the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.

19:15 When he had placed his hands on them, he went on from there.

The window is based on a work by Heinrich Hofmann.

Inscriptions: Inscription at Bottom of window: Offiarowaly Dzieci Maryi. Translation: Donated by the Children of Mary

Condition of Window: Restored, 1979

Type of Glass and Technique: Silver Stain

Christ and the Children
Christ and the Children
Christ and the Children
Christ and the Children
Christ and the Children close-up
Christ and the Children close-up
Christ and the Children exterior
Christ and the Children exterior

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