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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: Holy Name Church

Studio Name: Detroit Stained Glass Works, The

City: Birmingham

Window Shape: 2 (rectangle)

Date of Window: 1955

Subject/Title of Window: Fountain of Living Water

Brief Description of Subject: This window is found in a room now used for Confession. It depicts a fountain of water with a cross in its base.
In the Old Testament, from Jeremiah 17:13, we find that God is the fountain of living water. "O Lord, the hope of Israel, all who forsake thee shall be put to shame; those who turn away from thee shall be written in the earth, for they have for forsaken the Lord, the fountain of living water.
In the New Testament, from John 4:14, we find that Christ (cross) is the giver of living water. "Jesus ... said ... Everyone who drinks the water will be thirsty again; but whoever drinks the water I shall give will never thirst again; the water I shall give will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life."
In John 7:37-29, we find that the living water is the Holy Spirit  "Jesus ... exclaimed, 'Let anyone who thirsts come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as scriptures say, rivers of living water will flow with him. He said this in reference to the Spirit  that those who came to believe were to receive."

This window was designed by Margaret Bouchez Cavanaugh when she worked at the Detroit Stained Glass Works.

Height: 44"

Width: 19"

Fountain of Living Water
Fountain of Living Water

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