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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: St. John Cantius Catholic Church (closed 2007)

Studio Name: Detroit Stained Glass Works, The

City: Detroit

Window Shape: 3 (arched)

Date of Window: 1925

Subject/Title of Window: St. Benedict

Brief Description of Subject: Background: St. Benedict of Nursia (c.480 - 547) was the twin brother of St. Scholastica and the founder of the Benedictine monastery at Monte Cassino. St. Gregory in his Dialogues Book 2 chronicled miracles that occurred in St. Benedict's life. Brief recount of the miracle in chapter 35 of that book. St. Benedict was praying at night when the night was suddenly lit up by a light brighter than the sun. He saw 2 angels take the soul of Germanus, Bishop of Capua, to heaven in a bright globe of light. The next day they sent a messenger to Capua and found that the Bishop had died that very night.

Window Description: St. Benedict is costumed as a Benedictine abbot (crosier) with prayer beads. He is seen praying and a globe of light is seen over his right shoulder.

Inscription: Donor not visible on available photo.

Height: ~9.5’

Width: 2.5'

St. Benedict Window photo by Dave Daniszewski
St. Benedict Window photo by Dave Daniszewski
St. Benedict Window photo by Dave Daniszewski
St. Benedict Window photo by Dave Daniszewski

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