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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. Mark

Brief Description of Subject: From The Stained Glass Windows of Immaculate Conception Church, Iron Mountain, Michigan by Father Darryl J. Pepin, Pastor, 1989-.
8. Saint Mark - St. Mark was not one of the twelve Apostles but he played a very important the spread of the Good News of Jesus Christ. He wrote the Gospel of Mark. Through scriptual study and research it has been determined by scripture scholars that St. Mark's Gospel had a large influence on the writing of the other Gospels contained in the New Testament of the Bible. St. Mark is often represented by the lion which we see here at his feet. The lion, king of the desert regions, is suggested because St. Mark's Gospel begins with the mention of John the Baptist crying out or roaring in the desert. The book of Revelation mentions "four living creatures" guarding the throne of God - a man, a lion, an ox, an eagle. These have come to represent the four Gospel writers: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Here is this window, Mark is seen holding a pen and scroll, symbols of the writing of his Gospel. Mark's feast day is April 25th.

The lunette (half-round upper-most portion of the window) shows us the Holy Family - Mary, Joseph and Jesus. As we live as family here on earth, our model is this Holy Family of Nazareth.

This window, originally donated by the Societa delle Madri Famiglia (the Society of the Mothers of the Family) donated this window which was restored in 1982 in memory of Joseph Peruzzi and Anton Petroni families by Joseph and Lydia Peruzzi.

Inscriptions: Societa delle Madri Famiglia

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. Mark
St. Mark

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