A view of the marchers arriving at Victoria Square, having walked from Kensington to the city.
Sunday ended up being quite cold with a cold wind blowing but it did nothing to dampen the spirits of the crowd gathered to watch the multicultural concert before the Canonisation Mass being broadcast from Rome.
There were so many nationalities at the cathedral,so it was wonderful to see that Mary has found so many hearts that believe in her goodness.
Many different nationalities either danced or sang as part of the concert.
Just before the broadcast from Rome commenced, Monsignor Cappo thanked the various people involved on the day and he also thanked the sculptor , me for the sculpture of Mary. There was an outbreak of applause and I felt so touched that so many people have been so interested in the sculpture .. They feel it means so much to them, many touching the sculpture in reverence and leaving flowers at the foot of Mary.
A new plaque was unveiled with the new name of Saint Mary of the Cross MacKillop, just before the mass was broadcast from Rome.
This is a painting I did several years ago when I was trying to find a likeness of Mary before sculpting the clay model