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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: Queen of the Most Holy Rosary

Brief Description of Subject: This clerestory window is one of 17 windows illuminating titles for the Virgin Mary found in the Litany of Loreto. The title pictured here is "Queen of the Most Holy Rosary."
Pictured is a crown and a rosary forming an "M" above the crown. 
In 1208, the Virgin Mary appeared to St. Dominic and gave him the basic form of the rosary still used today.
The Litany of Loreto dates to the 16th Century. No additions were to be allowed, however the Dominicans, founded by St. Dominic, received an exemption by the Pope in 1675 that allowed them to add "Queen of the Most Holy Rosary" in their recitation of the Litany. From the late 18th Century onwards, Popes began making additions to the Litany. This title was officially added to the Litany for the whole Church in 1883.

Height: 10'

Width: 4'

Queen of the Most Rosary
Queen of the Most Rosary
Queen of the Most Rosary outside
Queen of the Most Rosary outside

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