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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. Peter

Brief Description of Subject: Dressed in yellow with purple over garment. Left arm extended downward, right arm holding keys to the kingdom.

Peter was born Simon, son of John in Galilee. Peter was led to Christ by his brother the apostle Andrew. Christ renamed him Peter, meaning rock, to signify that Peter was to be the foundation upon which the Church would be built. Peter was a miracle worker, author of epistles, and the first Pope. Martyred in 64 A.D., Peter was crucified head downward because he declared that he was not worthy to die in the same manner as Christ.

He is the patron saint of bridge builders, clock makers, cobblers, fishermen, net makers, locksmiths, masons, and ship builders.

The keys represent the "keys to the kingdom of heaven." Matthew 16:19

Inscriptions: Donated by Mr. & Mrs. Frank Weber

Condition of Window: Good

Height: 18'

Width: 44"

Type of Glass and Technique: Opalescent Glass

St. Peter
St. Peter

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