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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: 1931

Subject/Title of Window: St. Andrew

Brief Description of Subject: From The Stained Glass Windows of Immaculate Conception Church, Iron Mountain, Michigan by Father Darryl J. Pepin, Pastor, 1989-.
5. Saint Andrew - St. Andrew was the brother of Simon Peter and also a fisherman. It was he who brought Peter to see Jesus for the first time. Andrew died while being tied to an X-shaped cross for two days and here we can see that oddly shaped cross at his side. Andrew holds a book which contains the Gospel of John, for tradition holds that it was Andrew who urged John to write the Gospel. Andrew is said to have preached the Gospel to what is now Russia. St. Andrew's feast day is November 30th.

The lunette (half-round upper-most portion of the window) shows St. John the Baptist. The Baptist holds his prophet's staff in the crook of his arm while his finger points to a lamb seated on a book. The Lamb is, of course, the Lamb of God - Jesus - and the book represents the Sacred Scriptures through which we can now come to know Jesus.

This window was originally donated in memory of Emilia Nardelli Eirolese. In 1982 it was repaired and restored by the wife and daughters of Atilio Mochen.

Inscriptions: Dono delle redaua

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. Andrew
St. Andrew

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