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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: St. Mary's of Redford Church

City: Redford

Window Shape: 3 (arched)

Subject/Title of Window: St. Joseph Patron Saint

Brief Description of Subject: This window is one of two windows in the side altar dedicated to St. Joseph. It features 3 medallions depicting St. Joseph in his role as Patron Saint.

Top Medallion --- St. Joseph, as Patron Saint of the Universal Church, is flanked by angels standing behind St. Peter's Basilica. The inscription "Psalm 27:4-5" is "One thing I ask of the Lord, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the Lord's house all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple."

Middle Medallion --- St. Joseph, as the Patron Saint of a Peaceful Death, is depicted on his death bed with the Virgin Mary and Jesus comforting him. The inscription "Psalm 115:15" is "May you be blessed by the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.

Bottom Medallion --- St. Joseph, as the Patron Saint of Fathers, is pictured with the Virgin Mary and an obedient Jesus listening to his step father. St. Joseph is holding a budding staff symbolizing that he was "chosen by God". The inscription "Epistle of Paul to the Philippians 2:8" is "And being found in appearance as a man, he (Jesus) humbled himself and became obedient to death ---- even death on a cross."

Height: ~108"

Width: 36"

St. Joseph as Patron Saint
St. Joseph as Patron Saint
Joseph as Universal Church
Joseph as Universal Church
Happy Death
Happy Death

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