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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. Ann

Brief Description of Subject: Dressed in brown with blue over garment and white veil. Left hand holding spindle with right palm outstretched.

Ann was the wife of Joachim, mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and grandmother of Jesus. According to tradition, she was born in Bethlehem into the priestly family of Levi. Ann was quite elderly when Mary was born, and it is said that Mary was her only child. She pledged Mary to serve in the temple when the girl was only three years old. Devotion to St. Ann has been very popular in the East from the early days of the Church. Widespread devotion to her in the West began in the sixteenth century.

St. Ann is the patron saint of grandparents, housewives, childless people, pregnant women, seamstresses, lace makers, broom makers, the nation of Canada and the Archdiocese of Detroit, Michigan.

The spindle represents homemaking arts.

Inscriptions: Donated by the Yore Family

Condition of Window: Good

Height: 18'

Width: 44"

Type of Glass and Technique: Opalescent Glass

St. Ann
St. Ann

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