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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: St. Mary's Catholic Church

Studio Name: Oidtmann (H.) Glass and Mosaic Studios

City: Grand Rapids

Window Shape: 5 (gothic arched, 2 vertical sections)

Date of Window: 1926

Subject/Title of Window: Annunciation-Presentation of Mary-Birth of Mary

Brief Description of Subject: The invocation from the Litany of Loretto in the quatrefoil is Virgo veneranda (Venerable Virgin). An urn with "M" above it. Leafs are on the sides.
The Annunciation: Luke 1:26-38. Angel Gabriel, Mary at kneeler, lily in a jar.
The Presentation of Mary. The naming of Mary. Joachim and Anne, Mary, Simeon, Anna, friends.
The Birth of Mary. Servant, nurse, Anne, woman with baby Mary, Joachim, friends.

Panels have Gothic Filigree above and below the scenes. The scenes go chronologically from bottom to top.
Designed by Dr. H. Oidtman. Installed by Herbert Gotzes, Inc., Chicago, IL.

Inscriptions: Virgo veneranda
Dr. H. Oidtmann. Purveyors to His Holiness the Pope. Linnich, Germany.

Condition of Window: Good

Height: 17'

Width: 5'

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

Annunciation-Presentation of Mary-Birth of Mary
Annunciation-Presentation of Mary-Birth of Mary
Virgo veneranda
Virgo veneranda
Presentation of Mary
Presentation of Mary
Birth of Mary
Birth of Mary

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