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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: Our Shepherd Lutheran Church

Studio Name: Loire (Gabriel) Studios

City: Birmingham

Window Shape: 2 (rectangle)

Date of Window: 1969

Subject/Title of Window: Holy Spirit

Brief Description of Subject: Fifth in a group of seven four paneled windows, designed by Gabriel Loire, positioned along the eastern wall of the nave. According to the Church, "each window depicts a particular part of our walk with God."
The Church titled this window "Confirmation."
Church interpretation: "This is the Confirmation window in which the Holy Spirit is symbolized by a dove. It indicates the Holy Spirit's power in bringing an individual to faith .... Let this window be a reminder to all who have confessed their vows before God's Altar that the power of God's Holy Spirit alone is responsible for their being in the Christian faith."
To the right of the dove's nimbus is a lit candle. During the Confirmation ceremony, a candle is lit which represents the Baptismal candle signifying that "Confirmation" is a confirmation of Baptism.
Donated in loving memory of infant son Michael by Mr. and Mrs. Emil Pioch.

Height: 7’3”

Width: 12’ 8”

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

Confirmation close-up
Confirmation close-up
Confirmation outside
Confirmation outside
Confirmation, Loire Studio sketch
Confirmation, Loire Studio sketch

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