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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: Holy Name Church

Artist Name: Margaret Bouchez Cavanaugh

City: Birmingham

Window Shape: 4 (rounded or rose window)

Date of Window: 1991

Subject/Title of Window: Cross

Brief Description of Subject: This rose window, located in the Chapel, was designed for either the facade or over the altar. At some point the altar was moved to what was the nave, so this window is now viewed as a side window.
This is the only window in the Church or Chapel that has tracery. The window is dominated by that tracery which is in the form of a cross. With a little imagination, one could view the outlines of the head and body of Christ on the vertical piece of the cross. One might also interpret the colors surrounding the cross as: purple for sorrow and penitence (Lent), green for life over death (Easter), blue for heaven, rose for joy of anticipation (Laetare Sunday in Lent).

Height: 2' 6"

Width: 2' 6"

Cross outside
Cross outside

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