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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: To Clothe the Naked

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

To Clothe the Naked-Martin of Tours
This fourth century saint was forced into sevice in the Roman army by his father. Because of his Christian beliefs, he was imprisoned, then discharged from his legion. Using a piece of land given him by his spiritual director, Martin founded a hermit-monastery which is traditionally held to be the first monastic community in Gaul - modern day France. Some years later he was made Bishop of Tours, a post he held until his death. The window depicts an event which is said to have happened at Amiens while Martin was still a soldier (note the armor). At the city gates Martin is supposed to have come upon a man freezing in the winter's cold, whereupon he drew his sword and divided his cloak, half for each of them.

Condition of Window: Good

Height: 15

Width: 3

Type of Glass and Technique: Antique or Cathedral Glass

To Clothe the Naked
To Clothe the Naked

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