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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 Visit the Sick

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

To Visit the Sick-Louis IX, King of France
The reign of Louis IX in the 13th century is considered by many to be the Golden Age of the French Middle Ages. During his reign he undertook two crusades to recapture the Holy Land from the Saracens neither of which was especiallyh successful. On the last trip to the Holy Land, Louis, who had generally poor health anyway, took sick and died while still in the East. He is shown here kneeling as he receives the Eucharist during his illness. The cloth held in front of him is a medieval form of the metal paten which is used today. In the background appears a crusaders tent emblazoned with three fleur-de-lis, the symbol of the French monarchy until the Revolution. Louis, along with Joan of Arc, is the patron of France.

Condition of Window: Good

Height: 15

Width: 3

Type of Glass and Technique: Antique or Cathedral Glass

To Visit the Sick
To Visit the Sick

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