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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: St. Paul's Episcopal Church

Studio Name: Payne Spiers Studio

City: Lansing

Window Shape: 6 (gothic arched, more than 2 vertical sections)

Date of Window: 1959

Subject/Title of Window: The McClintock Window

Brief Description of Subject: The McClintock Window was given by Freeman and Ruth McClintock in memory of Mary Elizabeth Barnes and Sarah Jane McClintock. It was dedicated on December 13, 1959. The window pays tribute to those who have filled obscure roles with faithfulness while helping others to achieve greatness. The central lancet has St. Bartholomew, one of the lesser-known Apostles who gave impetus to the spread of Christianity. The right and left lancets show St. Mary of Clopas, them mother of James and John, and Sarah, the mother of Isaac, symbolizing women who have presented great men to the world. A later Sarah was the mother of John Wesley, who is portrayed in the background. Other symbols stand for oratory (the bee), martyrdom (the flaying knife), the power of God (the windmill), and the Church of God (the boat). A candle and torch, with light penetrating dark corners, depict devoted motherhood.

The McClintock Window
The McClintock Window

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