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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. Thomas

Brief Description of Subject: From The Stained Glass Windows of Immaculate Conception Church, Iron Mountain, Michigan by Father Darryl J. Pepin, Pastor, 1989-.
4. Saint Thomas - This window shows St. Thomas with the symbol that is associated with him - a carpenter's square. Thomas is said to have traveled to India to preach the Gospel there. While he was there the King of India discovered he was a carpenter. So Thomas was ordered to build a palace, but while the king was away, the money given to build the palace was spent by Thomas for the poor. When the king returned he expected to find a fine palace. Thomas told im of how his money built the Church - the people of God. Thomas holds the scroll which contains the Gospel he preached to the people of India. Thomas was martyred by a successor king of India who claimed that he bewitched his wife and children when thyey converted to the Christian Faith. St. Thomas' feast day is July 3rd.

The lunette (half-round upper-most portion of the window) contains a representation of a Guardian Angel. The cross on the angel's chest signifies that we are all called to be Christ-like in all our words, actions and deeds. Guardian Angels are God's way of showing His love and protection as we live here on earth.

The window was donated by Fr. Aloysius (Luigi) Lango who was the third pastor of our parish. Mrs. Viola Klatt had the window repaired and restored in 1982 in memory of the Quilici and Klatt families.

Inscriptions: Dono del Rev. Padre
D. Luigi Lango

Condition of Window: Excellent

Height: 10'

Width: 3'6"

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

St. Thomas
St. Thomas

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