Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Blessed Mary

This picture was taken at the back of St. Stephen's Chapel on Elizabeth Street which is the oldest church in Queensland. The sculpture is of Mary MacKillop . It's a powerful, rough depiction carved out of untreated wood and it takes up most of the little room it's in - not like the smooth, perfectly detailed art works you usually see in churches made out of marble. Sunday marked the 100th anniversary of her death and they had a bit of a do in the cathedral next to the chapel. It turns out she's been beatified and now well on the way to becoming Australia's first saint. Bless her!

2 comments:

MaryL said...

oh qu'elle est gentille, elle me d├ędicace une photo!!

Julie said...

A bit like getting an Oscar! I find the manifestations of religion such a quizzical thing!

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