The Passion of Edith Cavell at Brussels Cathedral

cavellTNOn the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the execution of Edith Cavell in Schaerbeek, Brussels Cathedral is hosting a polyptych by Brian Whelan, commissioned by Norwich Cathedral, evoking the life of this remarkable woman.

The official opening was on July 12th at 3pm, in the presence of Alison Rose, British Ambassador to Belgium, and the exhibition ran from July 12th to August 23rd 2015.

 

See a review of the exhibition in La Libre Belgium here.

 

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“He goes to dark, grim places, places that in the modern world we like to pretend don’t exist and when he gets there he cracks jokes. This work is the work of the medieval jester.”
Joe Horgan, Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award winner

“Whelan’s art rescues the rich treasury of Catholic iconography from the fog of syncretist, solipsistic thinking.”
Martin Boland, Dean of Brentwood Cathedral

“It’s as if a medieval stone mason had been given a box of paints.”
Brother Vaughan, Society of St. Francis

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