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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: White Chapel Cemetery Mausoleum

Studio Name: Connick (Charles J.), Ltd.

City: Troy

Window Shape: 2 (rectangle)

Date of Window: 1944

Subject/Title of Window: David/John the Baptist

Brief Description of Subject: Artist's description of window:
"I have succeeded in keeping the design light and lacy, maintaining at the same time a firm and vigorous structural background, and introducing pronounced notes of pure rich color. This arrangement suggests a colorful and at the same time, brilliant composition that will admit an abundance of illumination. The growing vine forms ..... flower in red roses and outline the medallion shapes which bear the dominant subjects, corresponding types of the Old and New Testaments. At the left is the boy David, sweet singer of Israel, with his harp and a suggestion of the sheep he left to play before the king. The balancing figure of the young Saint John the Baptist bears the cruciform staff and a symbol prefiguring his baptism of Christ in the River Jordan. Their garments of blue suggest, in the traditional symbols of color, heavenly contemplation; while the surrounding field of ruby symbolizes divine love. Touches of green stand for youth and growth, while the gold indicates treasures in Heaven. Below are the open books inscribed with the text from the first verse of the Hundred and Sixth Psalm, "Praise ye the Lord for He is Good" - "His mercy endureth forever." The outer blue border, designed in conventional cloud forms, is enriched with stars of heavenly steadfastness, - 5-pointed for the Old Testament, and 6-pointed for the New."

Note: Signature of Charles J. Connick was behind the urn at the bottom of the John the Baptist panel.

Inscriptions: Praise Ye The Lord For He Is Good
Psalm CVI : I His Mercy Endureth Forever

Height: 6'

Width: 5.25'

David/John the Baptist
David/John the Baptist
John Baptist
John Baptist

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