Stations of the Cross
The Stations of the Cross were designed and created by the artist Sallie O’Sullivan especially for Balally Parish. They were made in 1982 at the request of the then Parish Priest, Fr. Randles, and have become an integral and unique part of the church.
The stations are extremely unique as they were made using a supplementary weft technique. It is not a tapestry weave although warp and weft both show on the face. The imagery is constructed into the weave on the face of the woven cloth.
Acid super Milling Dyes were used to create the wonderful colours, while the yarns were mothproofed with Mitin F.F during dyeing to protect them.
At the time it was not thought that this technique was ever used for the Stations of the Cross.
“We adore You o Christ and praise you,
because by Your Holy Cross, You have redeemed the world.”
Jesus is condemned to death
Jesus receives his cross
Jesus falls the first time
Jesus meets his mother
Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus
to carry his cross
Veronica wipes the face of Jesus
The Seventh Station
Jesus falls the second time
Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem
Jesus falls the third time
(2 Cor 12:9)
Jesus is stripped of his garments
Jesus is nailed to the cross
Jesus dies on the cross
The Thirteenth Station
Jesus is taken down from the cross
Jesus is laid in the tomb