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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, Book

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, formed the Institute of the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
In 1889 she, and her fellow sisters, were sent to minister to the Italian immigrants in New York City. They established schools, orphanages, and hospitals. This spurred requests for the Institute to open schools in Europe, South America, and throughout the United States.
This window pictures a book which symbolizes her commitment to the education of children.
In 1909, Frances Cabrini became a citizen of the United States; thus with her canonization in 1946, she became the first American saint.

Height: 93"

Width: 31"

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

St. Frances Cabrini Shrine, Book
St. Frances Cabrini Shrine, Book
St. Frances Cabrini Shrine, Book outside
St. Frances Cabrini Shrine, Book outside

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