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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: Chapel in the Woods; Starr Commonwealth

Studio Name: Burnham (W. H.) Studios

City: Albion

Window Shape: 2 (rectangle)

Date of Window: 1950

Subject/Title of Window: The Flighty into Egypt

Brief Description of Subject: "An Angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, 'Rise, take the child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and remain there till I tell you; for Herod is about to search for the child, to destroy him.'" Matthew 2

The window illustrating the Flight into Egypt has a special charm. The emphasis is on the family group here. Ther faces of Mary, Joseph and the babe are in detail. The hands are exquisitely expressive, Mary's holding the infant, the child's widespread in play. Joseph guides the faithful little donkey with one hand, and carries a staff over his shoulder with the other hand.

What delight the artist had in painting that little donkey, with his sinewy neck, his facial veins so sharpley etched to indicate the strain of his long, hard journey! He eye, his nostril, his mouth, even his tiny hooves are perfect!

From "May All Who Enter This Chapel-in-the-Woods Rejoice and Be Exceeding Glad in The Love of Jesus Christ Our Lord," by Starr Commonwealth For Boys, Albion, Michigan.

Condition of Window: Good

Height: 4'

Width: 2'

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

Flight into Egypt
Flight into Egypt
Christ the Baby
Christ the Baby

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