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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, Marian Cross

Brief Description of Subject: This is the second of two windows located in the St. Mary Shrine. Pictured is a Marian Cross.
In 1830, St. Catherine Laboure, a member of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, heard the voice of the Virgin Mary giving her instructions for a design of a medal now known as "The Miraculous Medal of Our Lady of Grace." Among the instructions, the medal was to include a large "M" on top of a cross --- this has become known as a "Marian Cross." According to the Marians of the Immaculate Conception, the large "M" symbolizes Mary as Mother and Mediatrix, and the cross symbolizes redemption. 

Height: 93"

Width: 31"

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

St. Mary Shrine, Marian Cross
St. Mary Shrine, Marian Cross
St. Mary Shrine, Marian Cross outside
St. Mary Shrine, Marian Cross outside

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