The Diocese of Raleigh has announced the acquisition of the Stations of the Cross from a closed church in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia for use in the new Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral. The Stations are unique in their depiction of the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus.
The Diocese came upon the Stations on the visit to Philadelphia to look at the stained glass windows of several churches no longer in use. The Stations were found in St. Francis Church when the members of the Cathedral Campus Building Committee visited the Church to view the stained glass windows.
The Stations are painted on a gold field and are multi-colored. They are three feet wide by slightly more than five feet high with rounded tops. The Stations are approximately 80 years old and are in relatively good condition with little restoration required.
After the visit to Philadelphia, members of the Cathedral Campus Building Committee brought their findings back to Bishop Michael F. Burbidge, who on the recommendation of the Building Committee inquired about the acquisition of the Stations from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and received approval.