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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: St. Agnes

Brief Description of Subject: St. Agnes lived during the Diocletian persecutions of Christians. A son of a Roman Official wanted to marry  her but she refused saying that Jesus would be her only spouse. The Roman official turned her in as a Christian. She was tortured but would not renounce her Christianity so she was then sentenced to death. After attempts to kill her failed, an officer of the gathered soldiers drew his sword and killed her. The location of her martyrdom was near an arch of the Stadium of Domitian. When her parents went to visit her grave they saw a vision of her with a lamb. 
Description of Window: Roman soldiers have gathered near an arch of a stadium. The officer, denoted by his helmet, has drawn his sword. St Agnes is seen holding a lamb and a palm frond.
The Lamb has come to be her symbol which represents purity.
The palm frond represents the triumph of the spiritual over the flesh.

Inscriptions: Inscription: Ofiarowalo Bractwo Sw. Agnieszki. Translation: Donated by Saint Agnes Confraternity

Condition of Window: Restored, 1979

Type of Glass and Technique: Silver Stain

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St. Agnes window exterior
St. Agnes window exterior

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