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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: St. Patrick Church

City: Brighton

Window Shape: 2 (rectangle)

Date of Window: 1999

Subject/Title of Window: St. Brigid

Brief Description of Subject: St. Brigid of Ireland was born approximately 42 in Faughart, near Dundlak. In Ireland, veneration of Brigid (Bride) is second only to that of St. Patrick. She was known as the Abbess of Kildare, which is south of Dublin and she was the Superior of a double monastery, including both men and women. Legendary stories of Brigid associate her with fire, symbolic of her living in the presence of God. She was known to be a person of healing power, mistrial authority, prayerfulness and pastoral qualities, including spiritual guidance, inclusively and a love for the poor and sick. She is famous for founding the school of art at Kildare, which became famous for its illuminated manuscripts. She died in 525 and was buried at Downpatrick with St. Columba and St. Patrick. The church celebrates her feat day on February 1. The chapel window pictures Brigid with shamrocks and the book of illuminations.

Type of Glass and Technique: Opalescent Glass

St. Brigid
St. Brigid

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