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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: Sacrament of Baptism

Brief Description of Subject: Window appropriately designed for the Church's Baptistery. The Sacrament of Baptism is depicted symbolically. The symbols used are:
Fish, an early symbol for Baptism --- as a fish cannot live outside of water, a Christian cannot live without the living water of Baptism.
Anchor Cross, a symbol for the hope for eternal life through our faith in Christ. This is based on Hebrews 6:18 - 19 "We may have the strongest comfort ... to hold fast the hope set before us. Which we have as an anchor of the soul." (Douay Rheims).
Divine Rays of Light --- Quote from #39 of Ecclesiam Suam by Pope Paul VI: "Christians ... must truly look upon Baptism as did the Christians of old, as an 'illumination', which, by drawing down upon him the life-giving ray of divine truth, opens heaven for him, sheds light upon earthly life, and enables him to walk as a child of the light towards the vision of God, the spring of eternal happiness."

Condition of Window: Good

Height: 14'

Width: 18'

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

Sacrament of Baptism
Sacrament of Baptism
Anchor Cross
Anchor Cross
Sacrament of Baptism outside
Sacrament of Baptism outside

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