Stations of the Cross exhibit at Mary Mackillop Place

Mary MacKillop Place Museum will launch a special exhibition from a new book on the Stations of the Cross written by a Josephite sister.

Written and illustrated by Sr Helen Barnes RSJ, The Cross: An Australian Journey, hopes to "challenge us to find evidence of the risen Christ in the events and people we meet, and in our inner being where the touch of the spirit may be barely visible" and "brings to mind for our meditation, the sufferings of those living in the Australian environment."

Sr Barnes said The Ballad of the Shiralee inspired her to think of the way of the cross in an Australian context.

The art that illustrates her book depicts David Hicks; Sophie Delesio, the stolen generations; Aboriginal culture; the mentally ill; the homeless; the farmer and the drought; civil service workers, who work for our well being and dignity; global warming; the elderly and infirmed, war veterans; immigrants and motor car accident victims.

Mary MacKillop Place Museum is at 7 Mount St, North Sydney and will exhibit the original artwork for the book from today to 11 April 2008.

Museum open daily 10am - 4pm.

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11 Feb 2008