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Mary is taken up to heaven …

Manihiki is a coral atoll almost 1,300 km north of Rarotonga, the capital of the Cook Islands. It has two villages, Tukao and Tauhunu. The Solemnity of the Assumption is celebrated each year with nothing short of great gusto in one or other of the villages. If there is a priest available, the Eucharist is […]

Mary’s Assumption

To create this mixed-media representation of Mary’s Assumption, American sculptor Charles L. Madden drew on the image in Revelation of “a woman clothed with the sun”. He combined this image with a couplet from Jesuit poet Gerard Manley Hopkins: “The world is charged with the grandeur of God. It will flame out, like shining from […]