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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church

Studio Name: Loire (Gabriel) Studios

City: Allen Park

Window Shape: 2 (rectangle)

Date of Window: 1968

Subject/Title of Window: St. Joseph Shrine, Carpenter's Tools

Brief Description of Subject: This is the second of two windows located in the St. Joseph Shrine.
Pictured are a carpenter's pincer and a hammer (upside down). These tools refer to Joseph's occupation as a carpenter.
Joseph's occupation is mentioned in Matthew 13:55 --- the people of Nazareth were wondering how is it possible that a local named Jesus could have such wisdom and miraculous powers, and they exclaimed, "Is not this the carpenter's son? Is not his mother called Mary?" (RSVCE).

Height: 93"

Width: 31"

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

St. Joseph Shrine, Carpenter's Tools
St. Joseph Shrine, Carpenter's Tools
St. Joseph Shrine, Carpenter's Tools outside
St. Joseph Shrine, Carpenter's Tools outside

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