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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: St. Hyacinth Roman Catholic Church

City: Detroit

Window Shape: 3 (arched)

Subject/Title of Window: Clerestory Window St. Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr and St. Aloysius

Brief Description of Subject: There are six such four lancet windows in the clerestory of the nave, each featuring saints in the center lancets and bookended by lancets designed to let light into the Church.
Pictured in the left lancet's medallion is a chalice --- a symbol most commonly used for Holy Communion. Christ instituted this sacrament at the Last Supper, "Then he took the cup, gave thanks and offered it to them, and they drank from it. 'This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for the many.'" (Mark 14:23-24). This lancet was donated by Helen Fischer.
Pictured in the center left lancet is St. Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr (1030 - 1070). He was the first native born Polish saint. He reluctantly became BISHOP of Krakow and is best known as a PREACHER, and for excommunicated King Boleslaw. The King took his revenge by martyring him. St. Stanislaus is pictured here dressed as a bishop giving a blessing. The book in his hand symbolizes a preacher. This lancet was donated by Leon and MaryTemrowski. 
Pictured in the center right lancet is St. Aloysius Gonzaga (1561 - 1591). He was born into the powerful House of Gonzaga. At 17, against his father's wishes, he renounced his right to succession and became a JESUIT NOVITIATE. When the plague spread to Rome, he devoted himself to caring for the sick, and contracted the plague. At the moment of his death, witnesses say his face changed as held the CRUCIFIX and cried out the name "Jesus." He is costumed here in the white surplice of a Jesuit novitiate, and with his left hand is clutching a crucifix to his heart, and in his right hand a stalk of lilies (celibacy). This lancet was donated by Felix Nowak.
Pictured in the right lancet's medallion are a rope and ladder --- instruments of the Passion. This lancet was donated by Joseph Kustosz.

Inscriptions: Helena Fischer
Leon I Maryanna Temrowski
Feliks Nowak
Jozef Kustosz

Height: 6'

Width: 20'

Type of Glass and Technique: Opalescent Glass

Clerestory Window St. Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr and St. Aloysius
Clerestory Window St. Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr and St. Aloysius
Holy Communion
Holy Communion
St. Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr and St. Aloysius
St. Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr and St. Aloysius
Instruments of the Passion
Instruments of the Passion

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