Pettigo, Lough Derg- Basilica of St. Patrick’s Purgatory- Harry Clarke (1889 to 1931) was undoubtedly Ireland’s greatest stained glass artist. Internationally the name of Harry Clarke is synonymous with quality craftsmanship and imaginative genius in his stained glass work.

Lough Derg, Co. Donegal

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Fourth Station
Jesus meets his mother
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Number of Windows:
14
Number of Lights:
1
Date:
1929
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Basilica of St. Patrick’s Purgatory,
Pettigo,
Lough Derg,
Donegal.
4th
Fourth Station: Jesus meets his mother

 

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James, son of Zebedee, holds the fourth station. He is robed in the simple clothes of a contemplative (Duffy: 2002). The inner medallion shows Jesus meeting his mother. Mary is dressed in traditional blue and has an aura of quiet dignity, even in the face of such extreme suffering.

                       
References

Duffy, J., Bishop of Clogher, The Way of the Cross, St. Patrick’s Basilica, Lough Derg, 2002

Photos Michael Cullen 2009 and Text by Lucy Costigan 2009