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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: St. James Catholic Church

Studio Name: Weeg

Artist Name: Leo Weeg

City: Novi

Window Shape: 4 (rounded or rose window)

Date of Window: 1993

Subject/Title of Window: Life of Christ

Brief Description of Subject: This rose window, based on a design by Michigan artist Dawn Sinkovich is entitled "Life of Christ". Church Description:

"The window in the daily chapel highlights a few events in the life of Jesus. Starting at the bottom right quadrant, the scroll represents the boy Jesus studying the scripture as he grows in wisdom, age, and grace. The fish symbolizes the apostles, called by Jesus to be fishers of men. James, the brother of John and himself a fisherman, was one of the first to receive this call. The five roses call to mind the five wounds Jesus suffered in his crucifixion. The butterfly has long symbolized resurrection in Christian art and it is the most glorious of the four panels."

The butterfly as a symbol of the "Resurrected Christ" comes from its life cycle --- it starts life (lives) as a caterpillar, then disappears (dies) into a cocoon (tomb), only to emerge (resurrects) from its cocoon as a beautiful butterfly.

Made by Leo Weeg, of Weeg, Barning & Bates, of Southfield, MI.

Condition of Window: excellent

Height: 8 ft

Width: 8 ft

Type of Glass and Technique: Slab or Faceted Glass (Dalle de Verre)

Life of Christ
Life of Christ
Life of Christ outside
Life of Christ outside

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