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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: Holy Childhood of Jesus Church

City: Harbor Springs

Window Shape: 2 (rectangle)

Date of Window: 1892

Subject/Title of Window: Pelican

Brief Description of Subject: Window showing The pelican, is a favorite symbol of the Eucharist and redemption. There is an ancient belief that the female pelican would rip open her breast to feed her young with her own lifeblood to avert their starvation in famine. In another legend, the pelican is the enemy of the serpent whose stings bring death to the young.  The mother pelican mourning over her dead brood incinerates herself, and her warm blood restores their lives.

Condition of Window: Good

Height: 13'

Width: 4'


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