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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)

Subject/Title of Window: Good Shepherd

Brief Description of Subject: Description: The top quatrefoil contains the "Sacred Heart of Jesus" - heart with a cross on top and circumscribed with the "Crown of Thorns". The picture shows Christ as a shepherd. Very unusual for a "Good Shepherd" window is that Christ is not alone with the sheep. The one on Jesus's left is John the Evangelist -- Jesus's favorite and almost always shown as a young man. To the right is probably the apostle Peter as he would succeed Christ as the 'Good Shepherd" -- first pope. Bottom quatrefoil contains the initials "IHS" -- letters used to shorten the Greek spelling of "Jesus Christ" --- "IESOUS CHRISTOS".

Note: The Good Shepherd story is covered as a parable in Luke but in John 10:11 -14 Christ proclaims that he is the "Good Shepherd".

Parishioners for their cooperation Pastor J. Bonkowski

Height: 11'

Width: 3'

Good Shepherd
Good Shepherd
Good Shepherd close-up
Good Shepherd close-up
Good Shepherd inscription
Good Shepherd inscription

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