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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. Mary Shrine, Immaculate Heart

Brief Description of Subject: This is the first of two windows located in the St. Mary Shrine. Pictured is the Immaculate Heart of Mary. This depiction is made up of two parts:
Sword through the heart: This refers to the prophecy that Mary will endure many sorrows as the mother of the Savior. This prophecy is found in Luke 2:21 - 40, --- At the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple, there was a man named Simeon whom God had promised that he would not die until he had seen the Savior. When he saw the Christ Child he proclaimed him the Promised One and told Mary (Verses 34 - 35), "... Behold, this child is set for a fall and rising of many in Israel, (and a sword will pierce through your own soul also), that thoughts out of many hearts may be revealed." (RSVCE).
Band of white roses encircling the heart: White roses are a symbol of purity. Mary's attribute of purity comes from her Immaculate Conception --- she was born without original sin.
A plaque mounted on the outside is inscribed, "Through the Generosity of the Russell Soto Estate."

Height: 93"

Width: 31"

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

St. Mary Shrine, Immaculate Heart
St. Mary Shrine, Immaculate Heart
St. Mary Shrine, Immaculate Heart outside
St. Mary Shrine, Immaculate Heart outside

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