Sacred Artistry Unites Faith and Culture: Meeting with Archbishop Coleridge.
We were privileged to partake in a truly memorable evening on Monday I had the honor of meeting Archbishop Mark Coleridge, the esteemed Archbishop of Brisbane, at St Rita's Parish in Victoria Point.
The occasion was for the Feast day of Saint Rita, a cherished celebration within the faith community. Despite the challenges posed due to Covid, we were finally able to join the gathering and share our artistic endeavors with His Grace.
The year 2021 marked a significant milestone for our studio as we crafted a striking Crucifix for the Church, St Rita's parish in Brisbane, Australia, with a profound symbol of faith and devotion. Additionally, it was a great privilege for our studio to provide a Statue of Saint Rita, sourced all the way from Italy, now gracefully adorning the parish.
During our meeting with Archbishop Coleridge, we were presented with a rare opportunity to share with him with the image of our painting, "Ko Hāta Maria, te Matua Wahine o te Atua" (Translation: Holy Mary, Mother of God). This piece, painted in 2020, beautifully captures the essence of Mary from a New Zealand perspective. It serves as a testament to our unwavering commitment to creating artwork that resonates with the culture and enriches the lives of individuals within the faith community and beyond.
We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to Archbishop Coleridge for gracing us with his presence and valuable time during this momentous occasions,We are also deeply thankful to Father Ladu and the entire St Rita's parish for warmly embracing our artworks and providing us with the invaluable opportunity to contribute towards the propagation of faith in their community.