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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: Mary Before Death-Descent of Holy Spirit-Christ with Mary

Brief Description of Subject: Mater purissima (Mother Most Pure), urn with lilies.
The Proclamation of the Death of Mary. Mary is told the time of death by an angel. Hour glass on the table.
The Descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost: Acts 2:1-4. Tongues of flame over Mary and eleven apostles.
Christ appears to His Mother: Luke 24:33 (cf. Acts 1:14 for a definition of who are part of the "company"), and Luke 24:36. Resurrected Christ, accompanied by cherubs, greets Mary, seated with prayer book.

Designed by Dr. H. Oidtman. Installed by Herbert Gotzes, Inc., Chicago, IL.

Inscriptions: Mater purissima

Condition of Window: Good

Height: 17'

Width: 5'

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

Mary Before Death-Descent of Holy Spirit-Christ with Mary
Mary Before Death-Descent of Holy Spirit-Christ with Mary
Mater purissima
Mater purissima
Mary Before Death
Mary Before Death
Descent of Holy Spirit
Descent of Holy Spirit
Christ with Mary
Christ with Mary

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