The Outside Chapel of a Thousand Crosses and Million Tears @ Balally
1. First Crosses, 26th March 2020
2. Parishioner prays in front of Blessed Sacrament, 5th May 2020.
3. Crosses on main body of Church, 5th May 2020
4. Irish Examiner Front Page, 6th May 2020, showing a parishioner praying and Patrick Hand erecting more crosses. (Photo Credit: Maxpix)
Delighted to see the creative and inspirational use of the church walls being recognised nationally and hope that is gives comfort to anyone who has loved someone who was snatched away in this pandemic. The crosses are a stark statement and interweave powerfully and with deep meaning what is happening in our world and the Christian story of life, suffering and death, followed by the promise of new life beyond death which we celebrate and remember within the church walls when we gather there to pray.
Thanks Bairbre, may God Bless you and your family.
we live in remote place in north Offaly we join in 10 Mass ever morning all our neighbours do as well really uplifting God bless priest
Thanks Jim & Christine. May God Bless you both and your families.