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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: Cathedral Abbey of St. Anthony, formerly St. Anthony Roman Catholic Church (closed 2006)

Studio Name: Tyrolese Art Glass Company

City: Detroit

Window Shape: 3 (arched)

Date of Window: 1902

Subject/Title of Window: St. Vincent de Paul

Brief Description of Subject: Decorative medallion at the top contains a radiant red crown topped with three lilies. This medallion is identical to the medallion in the St. Elizabeth of Thuringia window that is located opposite this one in the transept.

St. Vincent de Paul (1581 - 1660) came from a poor family. He became a priest and devoted himself to helping the sick and the poor; to that end he established the "Daughters of Charity" and the "Congregation of the Mission" (Vincentians). For his work he became known as the "Father of the Poor". He said that he saw Christ in every sufferer. His main attributes, which are seen here, are a CRUCIFIX and CARRYING A CHILD. He is almost always, as in this window, costumed as a Vincentian -- black skull cap, black cape and cassock also his face is usually pictured as somewhat triangular in shape with a serene expression.

The donor was the Catholic Mutual Benefit Association Branch 78.

Inscriptions: Gift of C.M.B.A. Branch 78

Height: ~86"

Width: 32"

St. Vincent de Paul
St. Vincent de Paul
Crown medallion
Crown medallion
St. Vincent de Paul close-up
St. Vincent de Paul close-up

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