Newcastle: Bishop Dunn blesses new windows at St Mary's Cathedral

  Two new stained glass windows were blessed by Bishop Kevin Dunn in St Mary's Catholic Cathedral, Newcastle upon Tyne, on Saturday. Situated in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel of the Grade I listed church [designed by A W N Pugin], the two-light windows depict the Crucifixion and three Resurrection appearances related in the Gospels of Luke and John. The Resurrection stories feature Christ's appearance to Mary Magdalene, to the two disciples on the road to Emmaus, and on the shores of Lake Tiberias when Peter leapt into the water to greet him and was called to 'feed my sheep'. These two windows form a unity with the Last Supper window installed in May last year to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Sisters of Mercy. All three new windows, designed by Joseph Nuttgens, celebrate the risen Christ present to and feeding His people today in the celebration of the Eucharist with the Bread of Life. Joseph Nuttgens, 64, has been commissioned to make a fourth window for the Cathedral depicting the history of industry on Tyneside.

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