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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: Cathedral of St. Paul

Studio Name: Willet Hauser Architectural Glass

City: Detroit

Window Shape: 3 (arched)

Date of Window: 1954

Subject/Title of Window: Mary of Bethany

Brief Description of Subject: The depicted scene comes from Luke 10:38-42 (NIV). As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord's feet listening to what he said. But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, "Lord, don't you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!" "Martha, Martha," the Lord answered, "you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed -- or indeed only one. MARY HAS CHOSEN WHAT IS BETTER, and it will not be taken away from her."

The window is signed and dated by the maker in the bottom right.

This window was designed by Marguerite Gaudin.

Inscriptions: Mary hath chosen that Good Part - Martha
To the Glory of God and in loving memory of Lil Farrell

Height: 7'

Width: 3'

Type of Glass and Technique: Antique or Cathedral Glass, Lead Came, Vitreous Paint, Silver Stain

Mary of Bethany
Mary of Bethany
Mary of Bethany, Willet Studio sketch
Mary of Bethany, Willet Studio sketch
Willet Studio signature
Willet Studio signature

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