Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Photo of the Month - March 2015

We are continuing our celebration of sixty years of ministry at the National Shrine of Saint Jude with our photo of the month. This month, we are pleased to show a photo from the inner shrine - a panel with the names of the Apostles (including Jude).

For security reasons this area is enclosed by a wrought iron gate. This panel is therefore hidden from sight. It is the work of Adam Kossowski. Opposite is another with the Apostles Creed, both are embellished with early Christian symbols. The lettering and ornamentation are in red and black, and the effect is obtained by laying a foundation of red and black plaster, then covering it with an off-white plaster, and while the latter is still moist cutting away the lettering with a stylus to reveal the colours beneath.

If you would like to find out more about the origins of the Shrine, you can purchase a signed copy of Fr Wilfrid McGreal's book: Friar Beyond the Pale from our on-line shop, here