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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: St. Mary Catholic Church

City: Royal Oak

Window Shape: 3 (arched)

Subject/Title of Window: A Rose Without Thorns and a Lily

Brief Description of Subject: This is one of two similar facade windows that flank the Rose Window. They feature two flowers associated with the Virgin Mary, a rose without thorns and a lily. 
In Genesis 3, as a result of the Original Sin, God said, "Henceforth cursed is the ground, it will produce thorns for you." Since Mary was born without Original Sin, she is called the "Rose Without Thorns."
The lily is an attribute of a virgin, thus her association with the lily.

Height: 94"

Width: 46"

A Rose Without Thorns and a Lily
A Rose Without Thorns and a Lily
A Rose Without Thorns and a Lily outside
A Rose Without Thorns and a Lily outside

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