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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: St. Albertus Church

Studio Name: Friederichs and Staffin

City: Detroit

Window Shape: 3 (arched)

Date of Window: 1885

Subject/Title of Window: Immaculate Heart of Mary

Brief Description of Subject: Window designed to let light into the stairwell leading up to the choir loft.

The medallion at the top contains the image of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Devotion of the Immaculate Heart dates to the 11th Century. The FLAMING HEART symbolizes her burning love; the BAND OF ROSES around the heart symbolizes her purity. The SWORD THROUGH THE HEART refers to Simeon's prophecy at the Presentation Of Jesus in the Temple. Luke 2:24-35 --- Then Simeon blessed them and said to Mary, his mother, "This child is destined to cause the falling and rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be spoken against, so that the thoughts of many hearts will be revealed. And a sword will pierce your own soul too."

The image in the medallion at the bottom has been damaged to the point that it basically is no longer visible.

Height: ~8'

Width: 2'

Immaculate Heart of Mary
Immaculate Heart of Mary
Immaculate Heart
Immaculate Heart
Immaculate Heart of Mary, outside
Immaculate Heart of Mary, outside

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