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Sunday, 17 October 2010
Scalpture for Canonisation first Aussie Saint.
The Archbishop of Sydney, Cardinal George Pell, commissioned Australian sculptor Louis Laumen to produce the bronze sculpture which depicts Mary MacKillop with a boy and a girl.
The dimensions of the statue base are: 2.5metres wide (width across the front including engraved lettering); 1.5 metres deep and 800mm high from top landing. The statue of Mary weighs 200kg, the girl 160kg and the boy 150kg.
Mr Laumen said he gladly accepted the offer to create this work, understanding the “great significance of the occasion of canonisation and the work’s placement at St Mary’s Cathedral, a masterpiece of the neo-gothic style”.
New monument at the Collage St entrance to St Marys Cathedral