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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: St. Albertus Church

City: Detroit

Window Shape: 3 (arched)

Date of Window: 1885

Subject/Title of Window: St. Henry

Brief Description of Subject: Inside a quatrefoil at the top of the window is a medallion that contains symbols reflecting the donor's profession as a bishop --- MITER, CROZIER, and PROCESSIONAL CROSS.

St. Henry (973 - 1024) became emperor of the Holy Roman Empire. He established the diocese of Bamberg and built its Cathedral. In this window Henry is costumed as an emperor in battle dress and is holding a model of the Bamberg Cathedral. Ironically, for a window in a Polish Catholic Church, he led a series of battles against the Duchy of Poland.

The donor's full name is Caspar Henry Borgess and he used St. Henry as his Patron Saint. Opposite this window in the chancel is the Dominic window donated by Dominic Kolasinski -- Dominic was his Patron Saint.

Saint Henry, Pray for us
Dono Dedit Illustrissimus Dominus C. H. Borgess Episcopus Detroitensis
Donated by the Most Reverend C.H.Borgess, Bishop of Detroit

Height: ~14'

Width: 4'

St. Henry
St. Henry
St. Henry quatrefoil
St. Henry quatrefoil
St. Henry close-up
St. Henry close-up
St. Henry outside
St. Henry outside

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