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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. Bartholomew

Brief Description of Subject: From The Stained Glass Windows of Immaculate Conception Church, Iron Mountain, Michigan by Father Darryl J. Pepin, Pastor, 1989-.
6. Saint Bartholomew - This window shows St. Bartholomew holding a flaying knife. Bartholomew is known in the Gospel of St. John as Nathaniel. He too, like Thomas, is said to have preached the Gospel in India. But tradition also maintains that he went to what is now known as Armenia and preached there. He brought many converts to the Christian faith much to the dismay of the barbarians who had him killed by being falyed (skinned) alive and then as a final act of hostility towards him and the Christian Faith, the king had hime beheaded. St. Bartholomew's feast day is August 24th.

The lunette (half-round upper-most portion of the window) shows a bishop who appears to be Oriental or European. It could be assumed that this perhaps could be Bishop Scalabrini. He was the founding father of the order that sent Fr. Peter Sinopoli here to Iron Mountain. Fr. Sinopoli was the priest who designed, planned and directed the building of this church. This, however, is only conjecture since there is no sure identity of this image.

This window was donated by the Venetian Italians of the parish and was repaired and restored in 1982 in memory of Honora Pucci by the Ted Pucci family and in memory of Louis Pucci, Sr. by Helen Pucci.

Inscriptions: Dono dei Veneti

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. Bartholomew
St. Bartholomew

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