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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: 5 (gothic arched, 2 vertical sections)

Date of Window: 1912

Subject/Title of Window: Give Drink to the Thirsty

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

Give Drink to the Thirsty-Odilia
Odilia was born blind. Soon after birth, she was shut away by her family to hide their disgrace, for they were of the Frankish nobility. Odilia's blindness proved to be only a temporary condition, but she was never welcomed into the family. To ease his conscience, her father granted her one of the family estates which she turned into a monastery and became the first abbess. Odilia has often been associated with water because of a persistent legend that she was granted her sight at the moment of Baptism - the sacrament of living water. Today there are still several springs dedicated to her in the Alsatian region of France where she live.

Condition of Window: Good

Height: 15

Width: 3

Type of Glass and Technique: Antique or Cathedral Glass

Give Drink to the Thirsty
Give Drink to the Thirsty

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