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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)

Date of Window: 1912

Subject/Title of Window: To Comfort the Sorrowful

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

To Comfort the Sorrowful-Mary Magdalene
Mary Magdalene appears in several passages of the Gospels. The Gospels explicitely state that she was one of the women who ministered to Jesus and his disciples (Luke 8). She stood near the cross at the crucifixion (John 19). On Easter morning Mary Magdalene was the first to see the risen Christ whom she mistook at first for a gardener (John 20). The window depicts Mary Magdalene and the other two women who had come to anoint the body of Jesus at dawn (the yellowish sky appears  in the background). All wept upon finding the tomb empty. The angels of the Lord appear - one is pictured here - revealing that Christ has risen (John 20). Nothing more is known of her.

Condition of Window: Good

Height: 15'

Width: 3'

Type of Glass and Technique: Antique or Cathedral Glass

To Comfort the Sorrowful
To Comfort the Sorrowful

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