DETROIT — St. Mary of Redford parishioners and visitors alike can get the inside scoop on the history behind the stained-glass windows of the historic west-side church.

Robert J. Scott and Michael Surdyk, authors of “Sacred Reflections: Meditations on the Holy Bible in the Windows of St. Mary of Redford Catholic Church,” will be available for a book signing following the 11 a.m. Mass on Sunday, March 24.

“Sacred Reflections is an inspiring tour of the churches’ beautiful and uplifting stained glass windows,” Scott said. “The windows vividly depict familiar Old and New Testament biblical figures as seen using an artistic vision and old-world techniques rarely seen in recent years.”

The book is priced at $40 and can be ordered at www.stmarysacredreflections.com.

The book features the titles of the stained glass windows at the church, a description of what the windows depicts and a story behind the significance of the image to the church’s devotions.

Surdyk is the one who photographed many of the windows in the book and is a volunteer for the Michigan Stained Glass Census, sponsored by Michigan State University.

Scott also provided photography and commentary for the book. As an award-winning photographer, filmmaker and television and radio broadcaster in Detroit for more than 50 years and is a parishioner of St. Mary of Redford.

St. Mary of Redford is located at 14601 Mansfield Street in Detroit.


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