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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: St. Paul's Episcopal Church

Studio Name: Connick (Charles J.), Ltd.

City: Marquette

Window Shape: 4 (rounded or rose window)

Date of Window: 1951

Subject/Title of Window: Sword of the Spirit

Brief Description of Subject: Symbol of St. Paul is the open Bible with a sword.  It also has the words “Spiritus Gladius” on it.

The magnificent Rose Window is also signed and from the Connick studio. It was given in memory of Stuart Miller and Carol Watson Rankin installed in 1952. AS you view the window, you will see a great cross interposed with foliated and flowering vine forms. The central circle of conventional cloud forms is enriched with the traditional symbol of St. Paul, his sword of the spirity, which is also the sword of martyrdom, and an open book inscribed Spiritus Gladius, “sword of the spirit.”

Inscriptions: Spiritus Gladius

Condition of Window: Good

Height: 46"

Width: 32"

Type of Glass and Technique: Antique or Cathedral Glass, Lead Came, Vitreous Paint, Silver Stain

Sword of the Spirit
Sword of the Spirit

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