The new Stations of the Cross which were recently installed at Knock Basilica provide pilgrims with an opportunity to follow Christ on his way to Calvary, Tuam’s Archbishop has said.
On Sunday, July 8, Archbishop Michael Neary blessed the new Stations, which were the final touch to the church interior.
The work was undertaken by Westport-based artist Ger Sweeney and took over 18 months to complete.
Each Station is a large piece of artwork (over two metres square) and painted using oil paint on raw linen fabric, mounted on bespoke stretchers.
Commenting on the new Stations, Fr Richard Gibbons said: “There were a lot of practical elements to consider such as the lighting, fitting in with the church interior and the Mosaic but also in providing pilgrims with one of the most important elements of our Faith, the representation of Christ’s final journey.
“The Stations are performed every day at the Shrine and are a very personal aspect of pilgrimage and for the contemplative engagement of pilgrims.”