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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: St. Joseph Oratory, formerly St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church

Studio Name: Detroit Stained Glass Works, The

City: Detroit

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

Date of Window: 1899

Subject/Title of Window: Good Shepherd Friedland Memorial Window

Brief Description of Subject: A Good Shepherd window created by Friederichs and Staffin for St. Joseph Catholic Church, where Friederichs was a parishioner, is a memorial to the Rev. J. F. Friedland, a longtime pastor of the church. Two lower panels of the window hold images of the earlier frame church of 1856 and the present Gothic Revival limestone building of 1873, constructed during Fr. Friedland's pastorate.

Inscriptions: Adm(odum) Rev(erendus) Joannis Friedland
Ecclesiae hujus conditoris
atque pastoris
Qui die 24 Mayii 1833 natus,
Obiit die 8 Sept. 1896
Proles pie juvat
Grato animo recordi
R(equiescat). I(n). P(ace)
Translation from Latin: Very Reverend John Friedland. Founder and Pastor of this Church, born May 24, 1833, died on September 8, 1896. May you graciously remember his soul. Rest In Peace.
Inscription on angels banner: In Piam Memoriam Translation: In loving memory.

Condition of Window: Fair

Height: 23'

Width: 7'

Type of Glass and Technique: Antique or Cathedral Glass, Enamel Paint, Lead Came, Vitreous Paint

Good Shepherd Friedland Memorial
Good Shepherd Friedland Memorial
Good Shepherd Friedland Memorial close-up
Good Shepherd Friedland Memorial close-up
Good Shepherd inscription
Good Shepherd inscription
Good Shepherd exterior
Good Shepherd exterior

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