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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: St. Joseph Catholic Church

Studio Name: France & Germany Imports

City: Bay City

Window Shape: 3 (arched)

Date of Window: 1906

Subject/Title of Window: St. Cecile Organist

Brief Description of Subject: St. Cecilia was a young Roman maiden of a good family. She made a vow to remain a virgin all her life. Her father, however, had other ideas and forced her to marry a young man who was not a Christian. On their wedding night Cecilia told him of her vow and eventually persuaded him to become a Christian and respect her pledge. Legend has it that on her wedding day heavenly pipes played. These pipers were later misunderstood to be organ pipes. In the fifteenth century she was declared patroness of church musicians. Her window is probably in honor of the church organist at the time and the church choir.

Inscriptions: Societe STE Cecile

Condition of Window: Good

Height: 8'0"

Width: 3'0"

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

St. Cecile Organist
St. Cecile Organist

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