Our Lady of Mercy and Sargent Shriver

I worked for Our Lady of Mercy Parish for nearly seven years, first on the Stations of the Cross, then on St. Joseph and the Virgin Annunciate. In some ways, that church feels like home to me. The folks on the liturgical arts committee were welcomed faces every time I brought in a design for…

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Q & A Fridays: Installing Heavy Sculptures

How on earth are you going to get that two-and-a-half ton marble sculpture into the church? Reprinted from October 25, 2006. Very carefully, my friends! First, you call on your pals at Canal Street Studios. How many people does it take to move a two-ton sculpture of the Blessed Virgin out of the studio, into…

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