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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. Frances Cabrini Shrine, Simple Cross

Brief Description of Subject: At the corners of the church are shrines. This is one of the two windows located in the St. Frances Cabrini Shrine.
Born in a small village in Italy, Frances Cabrini (1850 - 1917) started her career as a teacher before joining a new religious order called the Sisters of Providence. She took the name "Xavier" after the great Jesuit missionary, and soon became the Mother Superior. When the order disbanded in 1880, she, along with seven others from this order, founded the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Members of this Institute dressed in a black habit and wore a simple cross pendant.
This window pictures a simple cross, an attribute of St. Frances Cabrini. She wore a simple cross pendant with the inscription, "Heart of Jesus on fire with love for us," and on the reverse side, "Hail Mary, Mother of Mercy, Mother of Grace."

Height: 93"

Width: 31"

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

St. Frances Cabrini Shrine, Simple Cross
St. Frances Cabrini Shrine, Simple Cross

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