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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Chapel

Studio Name: Emil Frei Associates, Inc.

City: Livonia

Window Shape: 4 (rounded or rose window)

Subject/Title of Window: The Trinity

Brief Description of Subject: This rose window is located on the facade of the Felician Sisters Chapel. Each Chapel has its own featured color --- amber for the Public Chapel, blue for the Felician Sisters Chapel, and ruby for the transepts. This window incorporates all three.
The Borromean rings, using ruby for their background, symbolize the Trinity. The amber lines emanating from the rings is Divine light.
The Father: Pictured with a right hand, water, and vegetation. The right hand is the symbol for the Father as Creator. The water and vegetation refers to his creation.
The Son: Pictured is an amber cross, flanked with the words "LOGOS" on one side and an amber colored chalice on the other. The cross is a symbol for Christ the Son. "LOGOS" translates to "the word" in English. In John 1, "The Word was God," ... and the Word became flesh" -- these refer to Christ's divine nature. The chalice represents the Blood of Christ, referring to his human nature.
Holy Spirit: Blue dove with nimbus. The dove as a symbol for the Holy Spirit comes from the baptism of Christ where "the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form like a dove." (Luke 3:22).
Although the exact date is unknown, this window was in place by 1944.

Inscriptions: DEUS MEUS ET OMNIA

Height: 5' 6"

Width: 5' 6"

The Trinity
The Trinity

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