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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church

Studio Name: Loire (Gabriel) Studios

City: Farmington

Window Shape: 2 (rectangle)

Date of Window: 1960

Subject/Title of Window: The Assumption

Brief Description of Subject: The Assumption of the body of Mary into heaven is the last of seven windows situated on the Gospel side of the Church. Each features one of the Seven Joys of Mary.
Although not found in the Bible, the Assumption appeared in Apocryphal books on the life of Mary and is included in the much read Medieval book "Golden Legend '' by Jacobus de Voragine.
The artist has depicted the Assumption with a humbled Blessed Virgin Mary, enclosed in a mandorla, gently being lifted heavenward by angels. Fleurs-de-lis are seen below --- symbols of her virginity.

Condition of Window: Good

Height: 19' 4"

Width: 4' 4"

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

The Assumption
The Assumption
The Assumption close-up
The Assumption close-up
The Assumption outside
The Assumption outside

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