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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: St. Mary Catholic Church

City: Royal Oak

Window Shape: 3 (arched)

Subject/Title of Window: Morning Star

Brief Description of Subject: This clerestory window is one of 17 illuminating titles for the Virgin Mary found in the Litany of Loreto. The title illustrated on this window is "Morning Star."
St. John Paul II in his Redemtoris Mater writes on the Virgin Mary as the Morning Star:
The Church has constantly been aware that Mary appeared on the horizon of salvation history before Christ. ... Therefore, if to ancient historical expectation of the Savior we compare these years which are bringing us closer to the end of the second Millennium after Christ to the beginning of the third, it becomes fully comprehensible that in this period we wish to turn in a special way to her, the one who in the "night" of the Advent expectation began to shine like a true "Morning Star" (Stella Matutina). For just as the star , together with the "dawn," precedes the rising of the sun, so Mary from the time of the Immaculate Conception preceded the coming of the Savior, the rising of the "Sun of Justice" in the history of the human race.

Height: 10'

Width: 4'

Morning Star
Morning Star
Morning Star outside
Morning Star outside

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