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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: St. Andrew Catholic Church

Studio Name: Emil Frei Associates, Inc.

City: Saginaw

Window Shape: 3 (arched)

Subject/Title of Window: To Admonish the Sinner

Brief Description of Subject: From Faith in Stained Glass Saint Andrew Church booklet by Michael Bell, published August 15, 1976.

To Admonish the Sinner Pope Leo the Great. Leo became pope at a time of great confusion in the Western World for the Roman Empire was on the verge of collapse. Because of the power vacuum which resulted, Leo was able to push the temporal power of the papacy to unprecedented heights. The most dramatic example is graphically demonstrated by the incident portrayed in the window. When Attila the Hun threatened to burn and loot Rome, His Holiness met with the barbarian leader and was able to convince him to withdraw from the district while being content to recieve an annual tribute. Leo is dressed for the confrontation in splendid papal array with tiara and triple-barred cross, the style of which is more proper to later period of history (like the vestments of St. Boniface). The Church has recognized the meirt of Pope Leo's theological writings by naming him a Doctor (Teacher) of the Church.

Condition of Window: Good

Height: 15'

Width: 3'

Type of Glass and Technique: Antique or Cathedral Glass

To Admonish the Sinner
To Admonish the Sinner
To Admonish the Sinner detail
To Admonish the Sinner detail

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