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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: St. Florian Catholic Church

Studio Name: Kase, J.M. Glass Company

City: Hamtramck

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

Date of Window: 1928

Subject/Title of Window: St. Hyacinth

Brief Description of Subject: Window Description: Window is one of 7 in Chancel of the most important Polish saints. The windows are designed to let in lots of light. In the canopy on a shield is the inscription IHS topped by a crown. St. Hyacinth is shown with his attribute --- carrying a statue of Mary holding the child Jesus and the Eucharist. This stems from the legend that while his monastery was under attack. He escaped with the Eucharist but he heard the voice of the Virgin Mary telling him  to save her statue. He went back and when he picked it up it miraculously was weightless and he was able to save it. Thus he is the patron saint of weight lifters.

Inscriptions: SW. Jacek (in English Saint Hyacinth)
IHS ( first 3 letters of Jesus in Greek)

Height: 30'

Width: 8'

St. Hyacinth
St. Hyacinth
St. Hyacinth close-up
St. Hyacinth close-up
St. Hyacinth top
St. Hyacinth top

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