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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: Edsel and Eleanor Ford House

City: Grosse Pointe

Window Shape: 2 (rectangle)

Subject/Title of Window: Panel 13A

Brief Description of Subject: A shield inscribed within two circles. The shield has a white background with two blue circles and one red circle and the top, then a medium-thick green line, then a maroon chevron surrounded by three black circles. The abstract pieces that surround the shield to form a circle are solid blue. The outer circle contains gold pieces that are in-painted with a leaf pattern.

Heraldic significance:
White symbolizes cleanliness, wisdom, innocence, peace, sincerity, and joy. Blue symbolizes steadfastness, strength, truth, and loyalty. Red symbolizes warriors or martyrs, military strength, and eagerness to serve one’s country. Green symbolizes freedom, hope, beauty, joy, health, and loyalty in love. Maroon symbolizes victory and patience and/or perseverance in battle. Gold symbolizes elevated thought and understanding, respect, virtue, majesty, and generosity. The shield in this panel represents the arms of John Longland, bishop of Lincoln.

Panel 13A
Panel 13A

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