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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: Holy Redeemer Church

City: Burton

Window Shape: 2 (rectangle)

Subject/Title of Window: Works of Charity

Brief Description of Subject: The next window highlights the Works of Charity which are an important part of Church life. The large host at the top of the center panel reminds us that all of our works of charity flow from the Holy Eucharist and our participation in Holy Communion (The Body of Christ). The celebration of the Eucharist challenges all of us to flowering from the Host. The work justice is seen breaking through the bar and shackles, symbolizing our efforts to set captives free.

Feeding the hungry is symbolized by an image of Frederick Ozanam founder of the St. Vincent de Paul who is holding a small child in his arms and blessing a woman. This image also represents the work of clothing and naked. Giving drink to the thirsty is symbolized by the water coming from a vase. Instructing the ignorant is symbolized by the praying hands and the image of a window in grief. The spade and two tombstones symbolize the work of burying the dead.

Type of Glass and Technique: Opalescent Glass

Works of Charity
Works of Charity

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