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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: St. Joseph Catholic Church

Studio Name: G. C. Riordan Stained Glass Studios

City: St. Joseph

Window Shape: 3 (arched)

Date of Window: 1904

Subject/Title of Window: St. Teresa of Jesus

Brief Description of Subject: Kneeling figure, left hand holds cross, right hand overheart, dressed in blue habit and long white veil. Crossed papal keys are above figure.

St. Teresa, also known as Teresa of Avila, was born to a noble Spanish family. At 17, she entered the Carmelilte order and soon after taking her vows became gravely ill. At this time, she began receiving mystical visions judged to be authentic. Wishing to live a more secluded spiritual life, she founded a reformed order of Carmelite nuns. Two popes equated her writings to those of a doctor of the church. She died in 1582. Later, her body was found in an incorrupt state.

She is the patron saint of bodily ills, loss of parents, people in religious orders, and Spain.

This window is divided by the choir loft. The two parts have been digitally stitched together.

Inscriptions: Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Burkhard

Condition of Window: Good

Height: 18'

Width: 44"

Type of Glass and Technique: Opalescent Glass

St. Teresa of Jesus
St. Teresa of Jesus

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