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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. Matthew

Brief Description of Subject: Red gown with yellow over garment, holding a book in left hand and quill in right hand.

A son of Alphaeus, Matthew lived in Capharnaum on the Sea of Galilee. He was a tax collector when he became a disciple of Jesus. After Pentecost, Matthew conducted his evangelism in Judea. He may also have preached in Ethiopia and lands in the East. Matthew is the author of the Gospel named after him.

He is the patron saint of stock brokers, money managers, financial officers, tax collectors, bankers, accountants, custom officials, guards, and security forces.

The quill with book represents an evangelist.

Inscriptions: Donated by G. Clement Theisen

Condition of Window: Good

Height: 18'

Width: 44"

Type of Glass and Technique: Opalescent Glass

St. Matthew
St. Matthew

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