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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. Elizabeth of Thuringia

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. Vincent de Paul window that is located opposite this one in the transept.

St. Elizabeth of Thuringia (1207 - 1231) was the daughter of King Andrew II, King of Hungary, and was married off to Louis IV, Landgrave of Thuringia, at the age of 14. Throughout her life she was devoted to the caring of the sick and the poor. She is best known for the "Miracle of the Roses" --- she was secretly taking bread to the poor when she was confronted by her brother-in-law who thought she was stealing from the treasury and demanded to see what was hidden under her cloak; when she opened her cloak there was nothing but roses.

St. Elizabeth is seen costumed as a royalty with a crown on her head and her hands supporting a bouquet of roses.

Inscribed at the bottom of the window is the name of the donor. From archival material the donor was given as "Christian Mother's Coffee Circle"; that would mean that the K.K. in the inscription stood for "Kaffee Kreis".

Inscriptions: Gewidmet vom Christlichen Mutter Verein K.K.

Height: ~86"

Width: 32"

St. Elizabeth of Thuringia
St. Elizabeth of Thuringia
Radiant Crown medallion
Radiant Crown medallion
St. Elizabeth of Thuringia close-up
St. Elizabeth of Thuringia close-up
St. Elizabeth of Thuringia donor
St. Elizabeth of Thuringia donor

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