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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: St. Albertus Church

Studio Name: Detroit Stained Glass Works, The

City: Detroit

Window Shape: 6 (gothic arched, over 2 vertical sections)

Subject/Title of Window: Holy Trinity

Brief Description of Subject: Octofoil at the top has a medallion which contains the "Lily of the Holy Trinity". It comes from the Revelations of St. Gertrude Book 3 chapter 18 --- (paraphrasing) When the Blessed Virgin appeared to St. Gertrude she saw the Trinity as 3 white lilies, one erect, and the other two facing downwards. The upright one was the omnipotence of God the Father while the two bent over were the wisdom of the Holy Spirit and the love of God the Son. St. Gertrude is considered instrumental to the devotion of Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Each panel below shows one part of the Holy Trinity. In the left panel is seen the "Dextera Dei" (right hand of God) which dates from the early Medieval times when the full figure of God the Father was not allowed to be pictured. In the middle panel is seen Jesus, the Son, depicted with the Sacred Heart image -- this ties in with St. Gertrude's connection to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. In the right panel is seen a descending dove which is the symbol for the Holy Spirit -- John 1:32 "I saw the Holy Spirit descending like a dove from heaven."

Height: ~17'

Width: 6'

Holy Trinity
Holy Trinity
Lily of the Holy Trinity
Lily of the Holy Trinity
Holy Trinity close-up
Holy Trinity close-up

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