Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Catholic Parish of St. Brigid's, Marrickville

St. Brigid's Retreat was built in 1886 and it was later taken over by Irish Passionists. The current Catholic church was built 1918-21 and it is the second largest church in Sydney.

Salviati & Co. made the mosaic altar reredos for the original church based upon a commission from the Very Reverend Father Bertrand Mangan (1873-1933), who left Ireland for Australia in 1915.

The 13th Station of the Cross is one of the fourteen mosaic scenes also by Salviati depicting Christ's Passion.

Barr, Sheldon. Venetian Glass Mosaics: 1860-1917. London: Antique Collectors' Club, 2008. 139.
"Rev. Father Bertrand Mangan, C.P." The Sydney Morning Herald. January 3, 1933.

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