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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: St. Mary's of Redford Church

City: Redford

Window Shape: 4 (rounded or rose window)

Subject/Title of Window: Good Shepherd with Sacred Heart

Brief Description of Subject: The parable of the "Good Shepherd" is covered in Luke 15:1-7. It was in response to the Pharisees muttering about why Jesus was around sinners. "What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he loses one does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after the one which is lost until he finds it? And when he has found it, he LAYS IT ON HIS SHOULDER, rejoicing." Jesus goes on to say that there is more joy in heaven over one sinner that repents than 99 righteous that need no repenting. In John 10:1-21 Jesus elaborates on this and tells the Pharisees that He is the "Good Shepherd".

This roundel appears above the outside entrance to the Sacred Heart Chapel. Christ is pictured as the Good Shepherd with his exposed flaming Sacred Heart (love of humanity).

The banner translates from Latin as "I am the Good Shepherd" (John 10:11). In English, a "pastor" is a clergyman in charge of a congregation. "Pastor" is just the Latin word for a shepherd.

Inscriptions: (EG)O SUM PASTOR BONU(S)

Height: 30"

Width: 30"

Good Shepherd with Sacred Heart, photo by Robert J. Scott
Good Shepherd with Sacred Heart, photo by Robert J. Scott
Good Shepherd with Sacred Heart, exterior
Good Shepherd with Sacred Heart, exterior

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