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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: Immaculate Conception Church

Studio Name: Menominee Stained Glass Works

City: Iron Mountain

Window Shape: 3 (arched)

Date of Window: 1902

Subject/Title of Window: St. Peter

Brief Description of Subject: From The Stained Glass Windows of Immaculate Conception Church, Iron Mountain, Michigan by Father Darryl J. Pepin, Pastor, 1989-.
1. Saint Peter - Peter holds in his hands keys and a scroll. The keys represent the primacy of Peter when Jesus stated "You are Peter and upon this rock I will build my Church. To you I give the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven. Whatever you declare loosed on Earth shall be loosed in Heaven and whatever you declare bound on Earth shall be bound in Heaven" (Matt, 16:18-19.) Peter's original name was Simon, but Jesus called him "Cephas," a name which means "rock." Peter died by being nailed to a cross, but upside down. It is claimed that he stated he was not worthy to die exactly as Jesus did. In this window, Peter holds a scroll in his hand symbolizing that he was the author of the Letters of Peter which are contained in the New Testament of the Bible. St. Peter's feast day is June 29 (along with St. Paul.)

The lunette (half-round upper-most portion of the window) contains a bishop's mitre (hat), cross and crosier (bishop's staff) signifying the primacy of Peter as head and leader of the Apostles and the head of the Church.

Originally this window was donated by the Societas M.S. Cristoforo Columbo (the Society of Mutual Aid of Christopher Columbus) when it was installed in the church. The repair and restoration of this window in 1982 was in memory of Joseph Stromei by Marcella Eutizi Stromei and Family.

Inscriptions: Societas M.S. Cristotoro Columbo

Condition of Window: Excellent

Height: 10'

Width: 3'6"

Type of Glass and Technique: Opalescent Glass, Antique or Cathedral Glass, Lead Came, Vitreous Paint, Jewels or Cast Glass

St. Peter
St. Peter

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