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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. Paul

Brief Description of Subject: From The Stained Glass Windows of Immaculate Conception Church, Iron Mountain, Michigan by Father Darryl J. Pepin, Pastor, 1989-.
7. Saint Paul - St. Paul was originally known as Saul from the city of Tarsus. When the Apostles preached about the death, resurrection and ascension of Jesus, many people converted to the Christian faith. This upset many powerful Jewish people, among whom was Saul. Saul, along with others, detested this new way of life vehemently and was active in persecuting and even killing some of the Christians. In a vision that knocked him from his horse, the Lord Jesus called him to be a witness to the Gospel. Paul did an about face and now, instead of presecuting and killing Christians, began to become one of Christianity's biggest defenders and teachers. Most of the New Testament is made up of his letters to the early Christian communities, hence he is seen in this window holding a book which contains this letters and writings. He is also seen holding a sword. The sword also represents how Paul died. He was beheaded with the blow of a sword. St. Paul shares his feast day with St. Peter on June 29th.

The lunette (half-round upper-most portion of the window) shows us the crossed keys with represent the power that Jesus gave the church. See the description of St. Peter (#1) for more information on the symbol of the keys.

This window, originally donated by the Society of Mutual Aid of Christopher Columbus was repaired and restored in 1982 by the family of Nicola and maria Eutizi.

Inscriptions: Societa M.S. Cristotoro Columbo

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. Paul
St. Paul

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