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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: St. John Cantius Catholic Church (closed 2007)

Studio Name: Detroit Stained Glass Works, The

City: Detroit

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

Subject/Title of Window: St. John Cantius Miracle of the Broken Jug

Brief Description of Subject: St John Cantius, Detroit Closed in 2007. This window has been moved to and re-purposed for the Franciscan Center at Madonna University in Livonia. It is in the student cafeteria.

Background: John Cantius was a priest and became head of the Philosophy Department at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. In  the Miracle Of The Jug a young girl was carrying milk in a jug to  market when she fell and the jug shattered into pieces. St. John Cantius picked up the pieces and the jug was mended. He told the girl to fill the jug with water and when she did the water changed to milk.

Description: based on Tadeusz Zukotynski's rendition of the Miracle of the Jug. That is Wawal Cathedral, located in Krakow, in the background. Note the spilt milk and pieces of the jug on the ground by St. John Cantius. At the top is a crown with a cross symbolizing that after hardships on earth (cross) a crown (rewards) in heaven. Loosely translated from James 1:12.

The location of this window is in the Chancel which is traditionally a place of honor.

Inscriptions: Inscription: Ofiarowalo Bractwo Sw. Jana Kantego. Translation: Donated by the Confraternity of St. John Cantius

Height: 13'

Width: 7'

St. John Cantius
St. John Cantius
St. John Cantius Miracle of the Broken Jug
St. John Cantius Miracle of the Broken Jug
St. John Cantius Window closeup photo by Dave Daniszewski
St. John Cantius Window closeup photo by Dave Daniszewski

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