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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: Flight to Egypt

Brief Description of Subject: The Holy Family's flight to Egypt is the second of seven windows on the Epistle side of the Church. Each features one of the Seven Sorrows of Mary.
The devotion to the Seven Sorrows of Mary dates to the 13th Century with the seven men that founded the Servite Order. Although Mary suffered more than seven sorrows, the seven they chose became fairly standard.
Herod, on learning of the birth of the King of the Jews in Bethlehem, ordered all male children under the age of two who were born there, to be killed. An angel appears to Joseph and tells him of Herod's plan and that he must immediately take the Holy Family to Egypt. Pictured is Joseph leading a donkey carrying Mary and the Christ Child to safety. The pyramids of Egypt are seen in the background.

Condition of Window: Good

Height: 19' 4"

Width: 4' 4"

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

Flight to Egypt
Flight to Egypt
Flight to Egypt close-up
Flight to Egypt close-up
Flight to Egypt outside
Flight to Egypt outside

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