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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: St. John's Seminary

Artist Name: Margaret Bouchez Cavanaugh

City: Plymouth

Date of Window: 1954

Subject/Title of Window: The Exorcist

Brief Description of Subject: The windows were designed after consultation with then Cardinal Mooney and other trained liturgists at the seminary. To prepare young men for the priesthood, the window iconography needed to have examples of "duty" and "inspiration." Although the building has a medieval appearance, the windows were strictly post-World War II European modernist in design. The artists arrived at designs that controlled the light by having the background glass of various shades of blue-turquoise, lake blue, gray-blue and into the violet range. This was accomplished by using French, German and English hand blown glass, as well as Blenko glass from Milton, WV.

The Exorcist
The Exorcist
The Exorcist/Queen of Martyrs/Queen of Confessors
The Exorcist/Queen of Martyrs/Queen of Confessors

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