With the centennial of Fatima looming, the air is ripe with possibilities for October 2017. While some are pinning their hopes on some sort of chastisement, others purport a world wide illumination of conscience to herald in the reign of Mary's Immaculate Heart.
My own thoughts are, that amidst the din of secularization and persecution; there are some small signs that God is active in providing some hints that it has already begun.
.English Heritage has recently completed a pilot project to enhance our understanding of Roman Catholic Church heritage in the Archdiocese of Liverpool. This project involved the creation and enhancement of records of church buildings based upon an architectural survey commissioned by English Heritage and carried out by external consultants and the Roman Catholic Church. Liverpool was chosen for the pilot area as it represents the largest concentration of Roman Catholic architecture in England. (quote from "Pastscape.")
A recent Sacred Heart restoration by Jeanette and David Lewis.
This statue was rescued from an antique shop by two ladies, (may God bless them!) it had been destined for a pub,
Above left I am taking some photos to record decorative features. Gold banding at the neck area was obscuring the alb - so I decided to reduce this.
The original decals had been placed rather rigidly; so on re- painting I re-positioned them slightly.
I also added a silvery- blue element into the damask motif, to give a little lift and add richness to the mantle.
Fr. "L" asked that I make the colour of the mantle " slightly redder" than the original. It took a little while to find the correct colour combination to get just the right shade of red.
The statue was delivered in plenty of time for the upcoming feast of the Sacred Heart on the 12th of June.
Lewis and Lewis
is a Catholic family run business: specialising in statue restoration, and church interior projects.
Jeanette is a professional sculptor/fine artist and designer; husband David is a traditional upholsterer/technician.
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