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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: Trinity Episcopal Church

Studio Name: Wippell, (J.) & Co., Ltd.

City: Alpena

Window Shape: 3 (arched)

Subject/Title of Window: St. Hubert

Brief Description of Subject: St. Hubert with his lance and pennant, a stag with a cross between its antlers. St. Hubert is the patron saint of hunters, a very important part of the culture and history of Northeast Michigan.

Hubert was honored in the Middle Ages as the patron of hunters. The oldest son of the Duke of Aquitane, he was born about 656.

He spent his youth in a life of adventure and pleasure. A charming court favorite, he had a passion for the chase. Hubert set out on a hung one Good Friday, pursuing a magnificent stag while the faithful were worshipping. When the stag stopped and faced his pursuer, legend has it that Hubert saw a crucifix between its antlers. This moment began his conversion.

Hubert gave up his wordly pursuits to become a priest. Later, the "Archer Saint" used his skill with the bow and arrow in exhibitions, winning converts as the Bishop of Liege, Belgium.

Inscriptions: Saint Hubert

Height: 87"

Width: 26"

Type of Glass and Technique: Antique or Cathedral Glass, Enamel Paint, Lead Came, Vitreous Paint

St. Hubert
St. Hubert

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