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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: Our Lady Queen of Apostles Catholic Church

Studio Name: Willet Hauser Architectural Glass

City: Hamtramck

Date of Window: 1951

Subject/Title of Window: Queen of Heaven

Brief Description of Subject: This window, quatrefoil in shape, is located in the tympanum over the front door.
In the center is a crown with 12 stars --- a symbol for a title of the Virgin Mary as the "Queen of Heaven." This comes from the belief that the woman in Revelation 12:1 is Mary --- "A great portent appeared in heaven ... and on her head a crown of twelve stars." (NRSVCE)
In each of the four cusps is a fleur-de-lis which is a symbol for purity and chastity, attributes of the Virgin Mary.

Height: 2'

Width: 2'

Queen of Heaven
Queen of Heaven

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