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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Window

Building Name: St. James Episcopal Church

Studio Name: Lamb (J. and R.) Co.

City: Birmingham

Window Shape: 2 (rectangle)

Subject/Title of Window: St. Hilda

Brief Description of Subject: The strong upright character of St. Hilda who established one of the first abbeys for women in England in the 17th Century is brought forth with great dignity.  

St. Hilda was chiefly a peacemaker and a child of God, so the Beautitde Blessed are the Peacemakers for they shall be called the Children of God is very appropriate.

In the border the Ivy of Faith is punctuate by a series of gracious doves, symbol of the peacemaker and outside of the border the strong reeds symbolize the battle and fight of the outer world held at bay by St. Helda and peaceful cultivation of the Abbey and its peaceful occupation.

The lower left hand corner shows the Rose of sacrificial courage which is also appropriate to her life, and in the right hand corner is a symbol of the Trinity and the three fold Angelic Holts. 


Height: 57"

Width: 37"

Type of Glass and Technique: Antique or Cathedral Glass

St. Hilda
St. Hilda

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