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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: 3 (arched)

Subject/Title of Window: Archangels of Faith/Hope/Love

Brief Description of Subject: This window is above the side door in the narthex.

Catholic doctrine only recognizes three archangels by name --- Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael. Non canonical writings would add four more to the list --- Uriel, Raguel, Zerachiel, and Remiel. I do not know the intentions of this artist. In identifying the angels by name, I have restricted my choice to ones in Catholic doctrine.

The top angel carries a cross --- the symbol of faith. Archangel Michael is the defender of faith.

The middle angel carries an anchor -- the symbol of hope. Archangel Gabriel is the angel of hope.

The bottom angel holds a heart --- the symbol of love. Raphael is the angel of love.

Note that from top to bottom you have the angels of faith, hope and love. Which is just 1Corinthians 13:13 "So faith, hope, love remain, these three, but the greatest of these is love."

Height: ~4'

Width: 1'

Archangels of Faith/Hope/Love
Archangels of Faith/Hope/Love

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