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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: Great Work of the Church

Brief Description of Subject: The next window has as its theme the fourth great work of the Church, to form a community of faith. This window localizes the Church to the State of Michigan, the city of Burton and to Holy Redeemer Parish.  At the top of the center panel we see an image of St. Isaac Jacques, a French missionary who taught the Chippewa Indians near Sault Sainte Marie in 1642. He baptized many of the Indians. One of them, Charles Raymbant is represented in this window. On the left side of this window is the image of Bishop Baraga who traveled through the Upper Peninsula. He traveled by canoe and by snowshoes. These early missionaries were among the first to bring Catholic Faith to Michigan. Our own community of Holy Redeemer Parish was started by Bishop Albers in 1940. We also see his coat of arms.

We also see the large Chi Rho (cross the shape) with four different hands touching the cross to remind us that a Christina community is formed by bringing people of various races and backgrounds together and form community. At the left side we see a priest bringing a family a basket of food. This reminds us that every Christian community must also include the poor.
“Go, therefor, make disciples of all the nations; Baptize them… and know that I am with you always.”
Matthew 28: 19-20

Type of Glass and Technique: Opalescent Glass

Fourth Great Work of the Church
Fourth Great Work of the Church

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