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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: 5 (gothic arched, 2 vertical sections)

Date of Window: 1902

Subject/Title of Window: St. Rose of Lima

Brief Description of Subject: Decorative medallion at the top contains the image of an angel's head surrounded by wings that go from a shade of white to bronze in color. This medallion is identical to the medallion of the St. Borromeo and St. Aloysius Gonzaga window that is located opposite this one in the chancel.

St. Rose of Lima (1586 - 1617) was born in Peru and joined the Dominicans taking the name ROSA de Santa Maria. She was much devoted to the Passion even to the point of wearing a crown of thorns; she also had visions of holding the Christ Child.

Her main attributes are: crown of roses, Dominican habit, and Christ Child; all of these are seen in this window.

St. Rose is seen kneeling in prayer, costumed as a DOMINICAN NUN and wearing a CROWN OF ROSES on her head. She is looking at the CHRIST CHILD being held by St. Mary who is pictured as the Queen of Heaven and wearing her traditional blue and white. It appears that Mary is about to give the Christ Child to Rose to hold.

Madonna and Child, standing on clouds (heaven), appear in the left panel bathed in an aura of light while St. Rose is isolated in the right panel on Earth thus emphasizing this was an apparition of St. Rose of Lima.

Donor's name is now difficult to read but it is the "Young Ladies Sodality".


Height: 11'

Width: 44"

St. Rose of Lima
St. Rose of Lima
Angel medallion
Angel medallion
St. Rose of Lima close-up
St. Rose of Lima close-up
St. Rose of Lima donors
St. Rose of Lima donors

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