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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: St. Mary's of Redford Church

Artist Name: Harry Wright Goodhue

City: Redford

Window Shape: 4 (rounded or rose window)

Date of Window: 1926

Subject/Title of Window: Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Brief Description of Subject: This is part of a series of 4 roundels located in the nave that depict the Virgin Mary. The sketch for this series by Wright Goodhue, currently resides at the Rakow Research Library -- part of the Corning Museum of Glass.

The Virgin Mary appeared to the Vicar General of the Carmelite Order, St. Simon Stock, at their priory in Aylesford, England and gave him a brown scapular telling him "This shall be the privilege for you and for Carmelites that ANYONE DYING IN THIS HABIT SHALL BE SAVED."

The Virgin Mary later appeared to Pope John XXII and told him to issue a Papal Bull that granted the Sabbatine Privilege to any Carmelite that wore the brown scapular and followed the rules of the Order.

The window depicts Our Lady of Mount Carmel giving the "Brown Scapular" to a humbled St. Simon Stock who is holding the Aylesford Priory and opposite this, Our Lady appears to Pope John XII who is looking up to her while clutching the Papal Bull that grants the Sabbatine Privilege to wearers of the scapular.

In Memory of Catherine O'Connel Monihan

Height: 4'

Width: 4'

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, photo by Robert J. Scott
Our Lady of Mount Carmel, photo by Robert J. Scott

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