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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: St. Mary's Church

Studio Name: Emil Frei Associates, Inc.

City: Adrian

Window Shape: 3 (arched)

Date of Window: 1929

Subject/Title of Window: The Ascension

Brief Description of Subject: Shows Christ ascending to heaven.

The Rose section atop the larger pictures shows a Dove flying upward toward a sunburst.

The left panel of the large picture shows Christ standing on a rock blessing the disciples. Three other figures also appear in this panel, one with hands folded in prayer, one shielding his eyes and a third prostrated in a prayerful pose.

The right panel contains six additional figures looking on. One is a woman possibly Mary in the foreground with hands raised. A youth shields his eyes as the others look at Christ.

Inscriptions: In memory of William and Margaret Shields
By William and Jas. Shields
In memory of William and Elizabeth Ray
By By Neil Ray
Emil Frei Art Glass
St. Louis MO
Munich Bavaria

Condition of Window: Good

Height: 20'

Width: 4'

Type of Glass and Technique: Antique or Cathedral Glass, Lead Came

The Ascension
The Ascension
The Ascension, Rose
The Ascension, Rose
The Ascension, Frei signature
The Ascension, Frei signature

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