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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: Our Lady of the Rosary

Brief Description of Subject: Virgin Mary is holding the child Jesus while presenting a rosary to St. Dominic. St. Catherine of Siena looks up at the rosary and the Child Jesus.

The feast of the Holy Rosary was established by St. Pius V on the anniversary of the naval victory of the Christian fleet at Lepanto on October 7, 1571. The victory was attributed to the intercession of the Holy Mother whose aid was invoked through praying the Rosary. In our window, the Blessed Virgin is holding the child Jesus while presenting a rosary to St. Catherine of Siena looks up to the rosary in the child Jesus' hand. The hound at the feet of St. Dominic represents the Dominican Order. St. Catherine's clothing may represent her as a lay woman following the Dominican Rule.

Inscriptions: Donated by Mrs. Ivellie P. Hanley

Condition of Window: Good

Height: 18'

Width: 44"

Type of Glass and Technique: Opalescent Glass

Our Lady of the Rosary
Our Lady of the Rosary

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