Monday, October 24, 2011

My Second Mary MacKillop statue unveiled in Sydney

We traveled to Sydney last Saturday and had accommodation graciously supplied to us by the Sisters of St Joseph at Mary MacKillop Place, North Sydney.
The Commemorative mass was held on Monday 17th October and the sculpture was unveiled and blessed at the last part of the mass.
There was a large tv screen to show the unveiling and blessing to the large crowd of people at the open air mass.
During the prayer of the Faithful I was very touched to be included in the prayer.

"For Judith Rolevink, the sculptor of the figure of Mary MacKillop,
May our  creative God Bless her in every way for her imagination and skill in crafting such an inviting image of Mary."

After the mass we were invited to a lovely lunch with about 100 also attending.
So many people came up and thanked me for the statue and there was a long line of people lined up to be photographed beside the statue.and to look at it.
I am sure it will be well supported in the years to come and I felt very overwhelmed by all the attention it has received.I am sure it will be well loved by the people of this parish, and beyond.

Bronze statue at Mount street, North Sydney

Large screen for the outdoor mass

School children unveiling the new sculpture outside Mary MacKillop Memorial Chapel.

 Blessing of the statue.

Me with the statue
Statue from the gate of the Chapel.
Close view of face.
Details of habit and rosary.
Kathleen and Barry. 
Kathleen and Barry were guests at the second anniversary of the canonization of Mary MacKillop.
Kathleen 's complete cure from cancer was the second miracle needed for Mary MacKillop to be canonized.
It was lovely to meet up with them again in Sydney.

3 comments:

Linda Starr said...

Spectacular, love the light on her face and the touch of blue at her bodice and the movement in her walk and the details are superb, congrats.

judsculpt said...

Thanks Linda, I'm pleased you like it.Judy

ang walford said...

congrats on the new bronze Judith!!