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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: St. Hyacinth Roman Catholic Church

City: Detroit

Window Shape: 5 (gothic arched, 2 vertical sections)

Subject/Title of Window: Christ Blessing the Children

Brief Description of Subject: This is the fourth of 10 aisle windows depicting scenes in the life of Christ. With one exception, they are arranged in chronological order starting on the Epistle side.
The canopy features a five pointed star on a cross. The five pointed star is the "Star of Bethlehem." The five points symbolize the five wounds of Christ.
This window "Christ Blessing the Children" is portraying Matthew 19:13 "Then little children were brought to Jesus for him to place his hands on them and pray for them." 
The design of this window is based on a Heinrich Hofmann's pencil drawing included among his portfolios on the "Life of Christ."
In using an already existing artwork for the design of a two lancet  window, a maker is confronted with the problem of the mullion dividing the space in two. This will necessitate design changes from the original. 
In the predella are inscribed the names of the donors --- Bronislaw F. and Mary Domalski.
The stained glass windows in the Church were restored in 2002.

Inscriptions: Bronislaw F. I Marya Domalski

Height: 12'

Width: 4' 6"

Type of Glass and Technique: Opalescent Glass

Christ Blessing the Children
Christ Blessing the Children
Christ Blessing the Children close-up
Christ Blessing the Children close-up
Heinrich Hofmann's pencil drawing
Heinrich Hofmann's pencil drawing

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