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Mystery in the Cathedral

2 October 2012

altSacred Heart parish Thorndon wants to hear from anyone who may know the origin of the statues that grace the cathedral crib each Advent.

As the parish prepares to celebrate with joy and anticipation the mystery of the incarnation, members are hoping to have the statues’ many cracks and chips repaired.

Last year the angel, which usually hangs above the crib, was not used for fear of its deep cracks leading to a breakage.

altThe statues are thought to be of Italian design and handpainted but there are no records of their origin.

If there is anyone who knows where the statues came from and/or who knows how to repair and conserve these valuable, historic statues, please email Monica Franklin