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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: St. Florian Catholic Church

Studio Name: Mayer (Franz) and Company

City: Hamtramck

Window Shape: 3 (arched)

Date of Window: 1936

Subject/Title of Window: Dominic Receives the Rosary

Brief Description of Subject: Description: Quatrefoil at top contains an eight pointed star. In Christian iconography this usually symbolizes regeneration as in Baptism or Resurrection. Below that is pictured the legend that St. Dominic received the Rosary from the Virgin Mary. At top of picture is the "Dextera Dei" -- right hand of God shining Divine light onto a kneeling Dominic. Dominic is costumed in the Dominican habit with outstretched arms to receive the rosary; at his feet is an open book which signifies he preached the word of God. Mary is garbed as the Queen of Heaven with a flowering scepter in her left hand (chosen by God) and in her right hand is the Christ Child who is presenting the rosary to Dominic. Bottom quatrefoil is a dog with a flaming stick in its mouth. This is an attribute of St. Dominic. When his mother was pregnant with Dominic she had a vision of a small dog in her womb and when it came out of her womb the dog had a flaming stick in its teeth and  set the whole world ablaze. It is said that Dominic set the world on fire with his preaching.

Donated by the Confraternity of the Holy Rosary in 1936

Height: 11'

Width: 3'

Dominic Receives the Rosary
Dominic Receives the Rosary
Dominic Receives the Rosary close-up
Dominic Receives the Rosary close-up
Dominic Receives the Rosary inscription
Dominic Receives the Rosary inscription

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