Just to help us get into Lenten mode, I am posting this photo which my husband took several years ago. I think many of you will know that it is John Hogan's masterpiece, "The Redeemer in Death" or "The Dead Christ".
JOHN HOGAN'S "REDEEMER IN DEATH"
(Photo J D Smith)
Renowned Irish sculptor, John Hogan, executed three versions of this beautiful work in pure Carrara Marble. The first, in 1829, is now located in St Therese's Church, Dublin. The second was completed in 1833 and can be seen in St Finbarr's (South) Church, Cork. The third version, and the one pictured here, was completed 1854. It was purchased by Bishop M A Fleming and shipped across the Atlantic to St John's Newfoundland. Today, it is one of the many artistic treasures to be seen and appreciated in the Basilica of St John the Baptist, St John's.