Stations of the Cross

Over the past year there has been significant progress made in bringing these stations back to life. Thanks to generous donors, all fourteen stations are on track to be restored.

Stations of the Cross

Over the past year there has been significant progress made in bringing these stations back to life. Thanks to generous donors, all fourteen stations are on track to be restored.

Stations of the Cross

Over the past year there has been significant progress made in bringing these stations back to life. Thanks to generous donors, all fourteen stations are on track to be restored.

Stations of the Cross

Over the past year there has been significant progress made in bringing these stations back to life. Thanks to generous donors, all fourteen stations are on track to be restored.

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Stations of the Cross

 

Over the past year, there has been significant progress made on bringing our historic Stations of the Cross back to life, with the final station near completion. It’s a laborious process, yet the conservation team, based in Alexandria, were able to carefully re-master each of our 14 beautiful Stations, bringing out the original colour, depth and clarity of the originals. These will once again adorn the walls of Our Mother Cathedral. 

This restoration would not have been possible without the generous support from benefactors from across the Archdiocese. We were fortunate to receive many generous gifts ranging from $5 to tens of thousands. Many benefactors also sponsored a station and provided heroic gifts. They are acknowledged and thanked below.

Restoration Work

  • The deployment of a scissor lift and a specially designed crane, suitably sized for indoor environments to carry large and heavy items, was needed to gently bring down each station
  • Once safely grounded, the team carefully dismantled the historic paintings from the deteriorated oak frames (which in itself requires preservation), to then be carried away and loaded for delivery to the studio in Alexandria.
  • Upon arrival, the team of conservators examine the stations individually using a suite of innovative techniques and special UV lighting tools to identify extensive damages - such as water damage, torn canvas material, paint discolouration and more.
  • After identifying these damages, the team started to apply a unique blend of chemicals to first remove the thin layer of discoloured paint in preparation for more vibrant paints to be applied. In addition, tools for art restoration were used to remove dust embedded in the canvas fibres, and around the Station’s edges. Mending tools also repaired torn edges.
  • Once completed, the art is carefully placed back into the restored frame and, with the scissor lift and crane, are installed back to the Cathedral walls - gracing parishioners and visitors.

Station Sponsors to be Acknowledged in
St Mary’s Cathedral

To assist in the restorational works of the Stations of the Cross, benefactors are invited to consider sponsoring a Station, perhaps in their family name or in honour of a loved one. Gifts will be acknowledged with benefactors recognised on a special plaque to be installed later next year.

Stations of the Cross

Sponsored

Station

I

"Jesus is condemned to death"

Restoration of this station in 2019 was made possible by the generous support of:

The Scanlon Family

in honour of

Maxwell Vincent Scanlon
Carolyn Patricia Scanlon
Vittorio Visentin
Rina Visentin

Sponsored

Station

II

“The cross is laid on Jesus"

Restoration of this station in 2019 was made possible by the generous support of:

The Madden Family

In honour of

Kevin Francis Madden
World War II veteran
Formerly of Ashfield & Mt Victoria

Sponsored

Station

III

“Jesus falls the first time”

Restoration of this station in 2019 was made possible by the generous support of:

Mr Santo Peter Tripodina
& Mrs Lydia Tripodina

 

In honour of

Loving Parents and Brother
Vincenzo, Teresa & Francesco Tripodina
Bartolo & Leonarda Tesoriero

Sponsored

Station

IV

“Jesus meets his afflicted mother”

Restoration of this station in 2019 was made possible by the generous support of:

David Macintosh AM

In honour of

Mrs Betty Ellen Macintosh
(1930 to 2009)

Sponsored

Station

V

“Jesus assisted by the Cyrenean”

Restoration of this station in 2019 was made possible by the generous support of:

Laura & George Boffa
Maltese Migrants

In loving remembrance of their parents

Erin & Leonilda Serracino-Inglott
Lawrence (BEM) & Gemma Boffa

And in honour of

Malta

Sponsored

Station

VI

“Veronica presents the towel to Jesus"

Restoration of this station in 2019 was made possible by the generous support of:

The Visevic Family

 

In honour of

Ivica Visevic
(1974 to 2016)

Sponsored

Station

VII

“Jesus falls the second time”

Restoration of this station in 2019 was made possible by the generous support of:

Catherine & Walter Power

In honour of

Our Parents
Jack and Anna Forrestal
Ned and Ciss Power

Sponsored

Station

VIII

“Jesus speaks to the daughters of Jerusalem”

Restoration of this station in 2019 was made possible by the generous support of:

Dr Vaughan Davis

In honour of

The Vaughan and Davis Families

Sponsored

Station

IX

“Jesus falls the third time”

Restoration of this station in 2019 was made possible by the generous support of:

The Vietnamese Catholic Community Archdiocese of Sydney.

Available

Station

X

“Jesus’ stripped of his garments”

To assist in the restorational works of the Stations of the Cross, benefactors are invited to consider sponsoring a Station, perhaps in their family name or in honour of a loved one.

To learn more about sponsoring a station please contact:

Michael Mendieta
Director, Development and Fundraising Office
Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney
+ 61 422 259 305
michael.mendieta@sydneycatholic.org

You can also click the link below to sponsor this station today.

Sponsored

Station

XI

“Jesus is nailed to the cross”

Restoration of this station in 2019 was made possible by the generous support of:

M & E Huie and Family

Sponsored

Station

XII

“Jesus dies on the Cross”

Restoration of this station in 2020 was made possible by the generous support of:

The McIntosh Family

Sponsored

Station

XIII

“Jesus taken down from the cross”

Restoration of this station in 2020 was made possible by the generous support of:

Mrs Colleen McIntosh
Mr David McIntosh

Sponsored

Station

XIV

“Jesus is laid in the tomb”

Restoration of this station in 2019 was made possible by the generous support of:

Mr George Beswick
Mrs Mary Beswick