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Window of the Month
Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: St. Albertus Church

Studio Name: Williams Art Glass Studio

City: Detroit

Window Shape: 6 (gothic arched, more than 2 vertical sections)

Subject/Title of Window: Non-Figural

Brief Description of Subject: This non-figural window is designed to let light into the Church. The choir loft blocks part of the view of this window so a photograph of the entire window is not possible.

Inside the medallion of the octofoil at the top of the window is a CROSS with a CROWN OF THORNS (Crucifixion) and an ANCHOR (hope for those who believe in Christ). Next to the cross is a CHALICE and HOST (Eucharist). Above the cross is a banner with the inscription IN HOC SIGNO VINCES --- legend has Constantine about to go into a big battle and he prays that whoever is the true God to help him; he then sees a shield in the sky with a cross and that inscription; Constantine won the battle and made Christianity the religion of the Roman Empire.

The banners in the bottom portion of this window designate the donor.

Inscriptions: IN HOC SIGNO VINCES (In this sign you shall conquer)
Donated by Jacob J. Audretsch

Height: ~17'

Width: 6'

Cross and Crown of Thorns
Cross and Crown of Thorns
Non-Figural close-up
Non-Figural close-up

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