Stained Glass banner image

Featured Window

Window of the Month
Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Click any image to enlarge.


Building Name: St. Florian Catholic Church

Studio Name: Mayer (Franz) and Company

City: Hamtramck

Window Shape: 3 (arched)

Subject/Title of Window: Holy Family

Brief Description of Subject: Description: Quatrefoil at top contains a triangle with an eye in it -- "Eye of Providence" (the all seeing God). Below that is two doves -- doves mate for life and symbolize everlasting love probably meant for Joseph and Mary. Picture of Holy Family -- Mary is working a spinning wheel, Joseph is doing carpentry work and the young Jesus has a cross (crucifixion). There is a pigeon or dove at Jesus's feet getting some water -- possible representing the Spirit of God. Bottom quatrefoil contains the monogram "AM" for "Ave Maria".

Inscriptions: S(wietej) P(amieci) KS(iadz) JOZ(ef) Napieralskimu WDZIECZNI PARAFIANIE
(In memory) of the late priest Joseph Napieralski (from) his grateful parishioners.

Height: 11'

Width: 3'

Holy Family
Holy Family
Holy Family close-up
Holy Family close-up
Holy Family inscription
Holy Family inscription

The MSGC is a constantly evolving database. Not all the data that has been collected by volunteers has been sorted and entered. Not every building has been completely documented.

All images in the Index are either born-digital photographs of windows or buildings or are scans of slides, prints, or other published sources. These images have been provided by volunteers and the quality of the material varies widely.

If you have any questions, additions or corrections, or think you can provide better images and are willing to share them, please contact